Naughty Dog Co-Founder Jason Rubin Becomes THQ President
THQ announced today that Danny Bilson is leaving the company to pursue other interests and will be replaced by Naughty Dog's co-founder Jason Rubin.
“THQ has incredible internal and external game development teams, and an exciting slate of games in its development pipeline,” Rubin said. “I look forward to working with the management team and board to realize the company’s goals.”
Rubin will be responsible “for all of THQ’s worldwide product development, marketing, and publishing operations.” He will report to THQ CEO and Chairman Brian Farrell.
Not only for being a co-founder of Naughty Dog, Rubin is also known as co-creator and director of Jak and Dexter and Crash Bandicoot.
In the wake of THQ's recent financial troubles, other employment shifts were made including Jason Kay becoming Chief Strategy Officer and the departure of Dave Davis who was the Senior Vice President of Core Studios plus lots of layoffs.