Report: THQ Shuts Down Homefront Developer
Kaos Studios, the developer behind THQ's Homefront, is being shuttered by the publisher. That doesn't mean Homefront is dead, however; work on the next entry in the series will continue at THQ's Montreal studio.
Word of the studio closure first leaked when a Kaos employee, Zach Wilson, tweeted: "That's what i'm hearing, that Kaos is shutting down, details to come. Most of the devs already have jobs with new studios anyways." Wilson followed up with: "It'll be interesting to see how THQ corporate spins this one."
When THQ confirmed the shutdown, we got to see exactly how corporate is spinning it. In a statement to Gamasutra, the publisher said: "THQ continues its strategy of aligning the best industry talent with the company’s marquee franchises. The Montreal studio will take over product development and overall creative management for the Homefront franchise. The Montreal studio actively collaborated with Kaos on Homefront."
This probably has something to do with Homefront's unimpressive reviews and the fact that it caused THQ's stock to take a dip following release. Even so, we never like seeing talented individuals lose their jobs, and we wish the best of luck to the former Kaos team.