Even before Volition shipped Red Faction: Guerrilla, THQ had signaled plans to continue the series beyond the long-awaited installment. In April 2009, the publisher slipped mention of the game's follow-up, tentatively titled Red Faction 4, into a post-earnings release presentation slide, saying it would be out by March 31, 2012. By February 2010, THQ had moved that game's release up to its current fiscal year (ending March 31, 2011).
Details on the game remain largely under wraps. However, a title may have surfaced today, courtesy of Internet sleuthing site Superannuation. On February 22, THQ registered a number of domain names and variant spellings for Red Faction: Armageddon and Red Faction: Origins.
The domain registrations are good for a year, expiring on February 22, 2011. However, none of the listed URLs currently contain any form of content. It is also unclear whether the domain names pertain to a single game or two separate ones.
As noted by THQ president and CEO Brian Farrell in February, Red Faction 4 had been pushed up a year to capitalize on Red Faction: Guerrilla's critical and commercial success. The executive noted that it will feature "robust online gameplay" and that Volition has continued to enhance the game's noteworthy environmental destruction. The studio expects to have the game on hand at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.