[UPDATE] THQ has confirmed that the job cuts from last week have affected its Australian operations; however, the publisher declined to go into any detail regarding how many jobs were cut locally. According to a statement provided by THQ, details regarding the reorganisation will be announced during a conference call scheduled for February 2.
THQ's full statement is as follows: "THQ confirms a reduction in force to the company’s administration and publishing organisation. As recently announced, the company is exiting the kids’ licensed games category, and is focusing on its core game franchises and developing its digital initiatives. The streamlined organisation reflects the company’s new strategy. THQ’s five internal studios were not affected by this action. The company will provide greater financial detail regarding the costs and organisational benefit on its third quarter 2012 conference call scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2012."