THQ names Jason Rubin as president

THQ is still restructuring as a press release went out that Jason Rubin is now President of THQ. He replaces Danny Bilson who is leaving THQ.

Jason Rubin co-founded Naughty Dog and worked on games like Crash Bandicoot, and Jak and Daxter. In 2004, Jason left Naughty Dog, three years after Sony acquired it.

“Jason’s proven track record in the industry speaks for itself, and he is one of the brightest minds in the business,” said Brian Farrell. “We believe he can be a game changer and can contribute immensely to executing on our strategy of delivering quality connected core game experiences.”

THQ is still struggling to refocus after suffering losses. They will now focus on “Core” games for multiple platforms. The 2013 lineup includes games from Vigil Games, Volition Inc, Relic Entertainment, and Metro: Last Light, South Park: The Game and WWE 13 (see the cover art for WWE 13 here.

“Danny has made significant contributions to THQ, and we thank him for his efforts,” said Mr. Farrell. In addition, the company announced that Dave Davis, SVP Core Studios, will be leaving. “Along with Danny, Dave has been instrumental in getting our strong pipeline into production,” Mr. Farrell continued.