Red Faction 4 has 'insane upgrades'

Guerrilla Sequel coming this year, THQ confirms to CVG

THQ's discussed the set-to-be-announced fourth instalment in the Red Faction series - and promised "insane upgrades" over the well-received Guerrilla.

Speaking in an interview with CVG, VP of Core Games, Danny Bilson confirmed that the next Faction will be released this year and said that "it's different from the last one but similar."

He commented: "It's sort of a combo of the old one and the new one, so it's... I don't want my marketing guy to be pissed at me for giving away too much, but it goes back underground and it's really cool."

On Guerrilla - which was well received by the press but failed to reach sales expectations - Bilson said that THQ believes "that that game has been played by a lot more people than the amount we sold.

"The things that I think were the problem with Guerilla were not the gamplay but the IP. Being in a dusty environment for a long period of time could get a little monotonous. It's almost simple things like that."

He added: "I think the story [in Red Faction 4] is way more intense this time and I think the story was way secondary to the gameplay last time. It's more integrated this time and it's a cooler story, it's cooler environments and there are elements in it that have never been in a Red Faction before as far as enemies go and... ahh (laughs)."

Look for the full Bilson interview on CVG soon.