THQ’s CEO Brian Farrell has labeled Red Faction’s reach as “niche.” THQ as a whole has fallen in line with this idea and has decided it’s time to put an end to the series.
Given that that title, now in two successive versions, has just found a niche, we do not intend to carry forward with that franchise in any meaningful way
Red Faction: Guerilla and Red Faction: Armageddon attempted to take the series in a new direction, and while it succeeded in some aspects, it wasn’t what long-time fans were hoping for.
At this time, not much more is known regarding THQ’s decision on the matter. While this may very well signal the end to a fan-favorite franchise (fans who probably wanted to see true follow-ups to the original two entries), not all is lost. The team at Volition is joining Guillermo del Toro’s new project, Insant. While they are two totally different games, maybe you’ll find some comfort in knowing that Red Faction won’t be cashed out anymore and the team will be lending their expertise to another highly anticipated title (that we know nothing about).