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THQ Has Some Good Homefront News Incoming

by Ernice Gilbert on June 14th, 2011, under FPS, Hot, News, PC, PS3, THQ, Xbox 360

Yesterday came the surprise closure of Kaos Studios, but despite the unfortunate situation, THQ’s Danny Bilson has said there’ll be a Homefront 2 coming, so we should expect some interesting news for the franchise.

That’s what Bilson said while speaking to Eurogamer in a recent interview, also acknowledging the mistakes made with the first as they try to bring a better product with the sequel.

“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,” said the exec.

“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.”

ThQ announced the closure of Kaos yesterday, and now all future Homefront work will be handled by THQ Montreal.

2 Comments

  1. Wed, 15th Jun 2011 at 4:11 am

    the game needs the story, the emotion!
    homefront was somehow soulless!
    you see parents being executed in front of there young sons and daughters but you somehow dont care.
    thats what spoiled it for me, your at war but you dont feel like you are.
    reason for that i think is its never explained why.
    why are we at war?
    wheres the resistance?
    the game starts off and the war already feels like its over, i mean the streets are barricaded with security checkpoints, prison camps, korean soldiers not a friendly soul in sight!

  2. Wed, 15th Jun 2011 at 6:26 am

    Agreed fully with your comment. Hopefully they get all that good stuff in Homefront 2.

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