THQ confirmed Kaos Studios, creators of Frontlines Fuel of War and Homefront will be closing down.
THQ Montreal will be taking over the development and the future of Homefront. More information available in the article.
Surprise, surprise. Homefront sucked.
I didn't care to much for the single player, but I thought the multiplayer was a blast.
I thought they made the money back
. So this is how it is now. You sell 2+ million games and it's not enough...o_O I don't have any problems with the game and the multi-player is a lot of fun. I heard all these stories about how bad it looked and played but the game is solid and I think the multi-player is great fun. If you haven't given it a shot, by all means do so. I think it's selling for about $39.99 at the moment and well worth it. http://youtu.be/bnZCNtw5FB4
good last thing we need is a another studio that's trying to be the next IW and make the next COD (aka home front)
Frontlines and Homefront may have sucked, but their Desert Combat mod was awesome. I guess the team was just a one hit wonder though.
Didn't the publisher blow a load on advertising? Not the devs' fault if so, but certainly doesn't help balance the books.
The multiplayer was great. I hope this isn't true. Last I heard Homefront sold well enough to warrant a sequel.
The multiplayer is awesome, I'm hooked on the demo alone. It has issues but it's far more tactical than most "modern war" shooters on the market. I was planning on purchasing it but the fact that the developer was closed (despite the game breaking sales targets for THQ) has me rethinking my decision.
...read my post below, dude. This isn't even news, and has ZERO impact on Homefront...present or future. Just buy the game already.
Ummm yes it is news. Back in January THQ said Kaos Studios might be moved to Canada because of the high price of keeping the studio in NYC. This is the official confirmation. If Gearbox officially announces Borderlands 2 that doesn't make it not news because Randy spoke about it possibly being in development many months ago.
I couldnt stand the demo. When I got done playing the demo I understood why many people do not like homefront's multiplayer. @PunchYoDick Not all bad studios need to be closed down. Bethesda sucks but at least they usually fix what they made a mistake the first time.
THWIP71: This is news since they said Kaos would only be shut down if Homefront didn't sell well (which it did since it broke THQ's 2 million mark). There have been a few examples in the past of a project being transfered to a different studio and zero support being offered after that.
even more than fuel of war?
It's not about how good the game was, it's about how well it sold. Strange that they'd be shutting down, seeing as Homefront sold like hotcakes.
Frontlines Fuels of War sucked even more.
That means no Homefront 2? YEEEEIIII!!!!
No. Homefront 2 will be developed by a different studio.
Their main problem is that they marketed this game as having this big, deep story with great characters, while boasting about having the writer of Apocalypse Now and Red Dawn. Then after getting everyone interested in the story it was 5 hours.
5 hours, the action stank and the "gripping" moments were pretty lame.
Oh noooooooooo not Finland.
Better tell Norway, they were pretty close.
they bring'd it upon themselves, HF was mediocre at best no one needs bad games, no one needs bad developers
meh, still p*ssed that people from Volition lost their jobs because this retard studio couldn't make a decent game
They don't deserve this. They worked hard and made a good game. It was not special but it was not shit either. I would say it was an average FPS. You either loved it or hated it. But no studio deserves this fate. Because making games is their life. And it's sad to see another studio closing their doors.
You're right they dont deserve it. But when I can't even take the time and torrent it to try it out due to how bland it seems. Changes need top be made
Homefront online was/is exellent,they don't all have the money to build new engines, I really don't see what the problem is, people always talk about gameplay over graphics but IMO if this game had better graphics some of you would be really hyping it up, I see Ghost Recon Future Soldier uses taging drones or whatever you call them, either way already done that in homefront. It's just disgusting that some of you have no appreciation of how hard it is to make a game, I see the Duke is doing well, 15 years for a piece of crap yet homefront studios are closing down. Real shame.
@tudors... to be fair... Ghost Recon actually did recon drones first in GRAW. It wasn't as hands-on or well thought out as it was in Homefront...but the drone was there to use and spot the enemy in multiplayer matches.
@Dlacy13g You know mate I can't remember, but fair enough :)
Fuck.. I never got the platinum. Does this mean the servers will go away too then?
No, you will still be able to play.
It was too short, lacked weapons and needed some sort of co-op. Its been less than half price since a week after its release here. SO much for homefront 2. Imo, it was a fun single player and an absolute lag fest multiplayer for me.
...as it was known around the time Homefront released. It's a realignment of THQ's internal studios...most involved have already moved on, or been integrated with another studio/location. This is just the "official" word that Kaos is no more. Homefront will not be affected by this. And yes...Homefront's MP is more fun than any COD game EVER.
Didnt it sell several million copies?
Not sure what the official number is. The main problem is being located in NYC. I live here and the prices are beyond ridiculous. The amount it cost to pay the employees to live in NYC and run a business here is too much for what THQ is making. Developers like Rockstar have no problem because they have one of the biggest franchises in gaming.
Homefront is actually a great game online and its a franchise that has huge potential. Kaos unfortunately just wasn't terribly good at crafting a good single player experience. They excelled at multiplayer but that was it. So, hopefully THQ's move to bring Homefront to their Montreal Studio will result in a more polished and fleshed out single player game and refinement and polish to an existing well done Multiplayer model.
Never want to see a studio close, even if their games dont appeal to me. Shame. Although they hardly picked an easy genre to go with.
They made two crappy games that sold like crap. What did you expect? lol i have no sympathy for studios that make [email protected]#t games.
Thanks for frontlines had a blast what a shame.
it is not important whether their latest game was good or bad. A game company closing down is a bad thing for the industry.
Agreed. This is sad. There is no security in being a developer when publishers own the studio. Its better to self-publish or partner with publisher than to sellout,geez :-(
bad studios need to be closed down
Homefront was ok, but THQ were clearly going for "COD beater", and the two games are in entirely different leagues.
I do not like games which are poorly made or rushed out for making money from, but I hate to see a game publisher close down. I guess I see it as a part of the gamer community giving up and leaving...no matter how small their part in the community.
pc version was an awesome multiplayer game for a few months, the console versions did look like absolute ass and ran terrible, and those servers were awful(my brother had the 360 version) but the pc version was great, looked and played 100x better than killzone 3 and sold more too....so not sure why the studio is closing, i think there is more to it....
THQ is just slimming down to stay financially competitive or just trimming the fat so to speak. Digital Warrington are expendable and are better off as a Indie studio. They made the racing game Juiced which sold 2 million as a multiplat. If they can maintain themselves they should be able to make a quality Indie game like most European Devs are doing. Euro Devs are the hottest Devs out right now so it's up to Digital Warrington to show their stuff. Kaos is being absorbed into Montreal studios and Kaos made out good on Homefront. a Homefront 2 is in the works. Hopefully THQ expands on the Fuels of War which wasn't too bad of a COD clone that released a few months after MW1. THQ uses these smaller studios to prop up Volition which does it's big titles Saints Row Red Faction Free Space and that game Insane which got a ton of hype but was in the beginning stages of Development. THQ Studio Montreal will be taking over the big projects for THQ.
LOL! I KNEW this was gonna happin.
I never played those games. Hope those guys can get a job somewhere else.
shows what sort of state the console market is in. 2 million copies is not enough? But I suppose it wont sell much more, once its off the retail shelves its done.
The game just didnt cut it in the modern market, the graphics, effects and physics were just incredibly dated though it was fun when you could actually get into a game with friends.
Even if the game wasn't that great, its still sad when a development team shuts down.
Yeah the game sucked but not as bad as a dev being jobless. very sad.
Another One Bites the Dust.. Next stop, Microsoft game studio..oh, wait.
good thing I trade Homefront and Brink in when I did during that 50% Trade in offer... I got $59.20 for both. which I think is respectable.
its a sad news :(
I think there wont be anymore UK devs by the end of the year, its a sad state of affairs really, the government should have put more into it(seeing as gaming is a money maker you would have thought they would be all over it.)
Homefront is a great little game. And offers quite a excellent alternative to COD online. This is a shame, especially considering the game sold very well for a new IP. But then again, Free Radical made a whole series of masterpieces in the Timesplitters series, then went onto newer, more powerful hardware & made a flop. So I guess you can expect anything, if a developer like Free Rad. has one misfire & is killed off.
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