THQ confirms Homefront 2 plans despite Kaos Studios’ closure

By on June 15, 2011

Franchise will live on, the publisher affirms.

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You might think Homefront will die as an IP following developer Kaos Studios’ closure, however, that’s not the case for THQ, who confirmed that the publisher has “interesting” plans for more entries to follow in the resistance-based shooter.

Speaking with Eurogamer, THQ boss Danny Bilson explained that Homefront was a great learning experience for the publisher. With that being said, players can expect better sequels in the future.

“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,” he said.

“We’re growing. We’re learning. We’re applying learnings. That game taught us tonnes. It also taught us some really good things. It was an example of the new way we market core in THQ. That was the first large campaign executed under my leadership with great marketers unchained. We succeeded really well.”

Bilson went on to vow that future releases will not be plagued by the same woes that spoiled the first game.

“The issues we had on Homefront we’ll never have again. And yet, I absolutely love that brand and want to continue to make it great,” he said.

The future of Homefront has been handed out to publisher’s very own Montreal studio, which is taking on “product development and overall creative management” duties of the franchise.


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