THQ To Exit Kids Games, Focus On Core Gamers

Agoura Hills-based videogame developer THQ said Wednesday that it is exiting the kids' games business, and will instead focus on its "core" video game franchises. According to THQ, it is exiting its relationship with kids' licensed entertainment companies, although it will continue to sell certain previously released titles it the category. THQ did not say how the move will affect its employment. THQ explained that it will focus its resources on games for existing consoles and "new and emerging" platforms. Rumors about the move have been bouncing around the industry since earlier this month.