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THQ has “some really interesting announcements in the future” for Homefront

Tuesday, 14th June 2011 13:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

THQ’s Danny Bilson has said despite the closure of Kaos Studios, the firm is planning on releasing more Homefront titles in the future.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Bilson said THQ learned from its mistakes with the first one, and there are some “interesting” plans in place for the franchise going forward.

“Everything we learned from Homefront 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,” he said.

“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, [but] I would like to get to a place where we don’t get mixed reviews, we get all great reviews, as certain games get. We had 40 reviews over 80. 40. And some that were just down in the bottom.

“I don’t want to have games that are so controversial on quality. I want to have consistency across everybody’s experience with them.”

The closure of Kaos Studios was announced yesterday and future development on the Homefront series has been handed over to THQ Montreal.

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  1. Razor

    lol “interesting”.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. ExOAte

    Well, if I were THQ I’d have a handful of people starting to look into HF2, work out a few ideas. When the time is right they can move into production so if I see HF2 within 2 years I know it’s gonna suck just as hard :P lol ^^; no the MP was fine but it lacked guns and maps =) otherwise it was an okay game (except for the SP, it was horrendous)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. IL DUCE

    Now does the closure of Kaos studios mean that different people will be doing it in THQ Montreal? Or is it just gonna be Kaos staff working out of Montreal making the same crappy quality game?…Homefront wasn’t bad, but the graphics def needed some work, along with the AI, and maybe a better storyline then a bunch of sloppy set pieces…the only good part of the sp was when you ran into other Americans that weren’t so friendly to the Resistance…other than that I was pretty boring and uninspiring…I guess the Golden Gate bridge was a cool touch but still…game needed a lot more work…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    I hope it’s something along the lines of:

    “We’re getting rid of our stupid fucking story and starting over”

    If Bilson was in any way satisfied with Homefront, he wouldn’t have sacked everybody who worked on it.

    @3 They were all fired, with the addition that they’re welcome to put in a job application with another THQ studio. Just like anyone else.

    In other words, they have no faith in any of them.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. El_MUERkO

    Facebook casual game inbound. “Use real money to buy pretend bullets!”

    IT R D FUTURR!!!

    #5 3 years ago