Wow. That was quite unexpected to be honest. THQ announced yesterday that Kaos Studios will be closed. Kaos Studios was behind the successful FPS game, Homefront, that sold over 2.6 million units and exceeded all expectations. And it’s quite shocking witnessing its closure. Imagine what would happen if the game wasn’t successful at all.
On the other hand, Danny Bilson confirmed to Eurogamer that they already have plans for Homefront’s sequel.
“Everything we learned from [the original] you’ll see executed in other games going forward, and including that franchise going forward. We’ll have some really interesting announcements in the future about the future of that brand.”
When he was asked if he was satisfied with the quality of the first Homefront, Bilson said:
“No. But I loved the game. It was a tremendous learning experience for us. We learned a lot about managing dedicated servers. We got very ambitious with dedicated servers. I put a lot of myself into that effort on that game. I learned a lot. I still think it’s creatively a fantastic game, a great place to go. The environmental storytelling is excellent. The marketing was wonderful. That brand resonated with a lot of people emotionally. We sold through a million units in a week. That’s huge on a brand new IP.”
Was this disatisfaction reason enough to close Kaos Studios? Who knows. Here is hoping though that Homefront’s sequel will be more polished and a less copy of CoD.
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