THQ’s core games chief Danny Bilson confirmed that the company is looking at turning their popular FPS Homefront into a franchise.
“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 told Eurogamer.
Bilson also added that a lot of things will change once development on the sequel starts, and surprisingly, he stated that he wasn’t satisfied with the first title’s end result. “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.
In related news, THQ decided to close down the studio that developed Homefront. Zach Wilson, a level designer at Kaos Studios, broke the news of the closure on his Twitter page. “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,” he said in one post.
Parent company THQ was also quick to release a statement. “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,” the company said.