Homefront Developer Shut Down

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In a statement to Gamasutra, THQ has confirmed that they will be “Strategically realigning” New York based developer Kaos Studios.Which of course means that the studio is being completely scuppered.

But don’t think for a minute that the Homefront franchise is dead.Despite lower than expected review scores,the game did manage to sell over a million units internationally during the first ten days following its release. Rumours of the studio closing were first leaked when Kaos employee Zach Wilson tweeted about it.

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.

THQ then went on to clarify in its statement what exactly is going to happen with all those now out of work employees.

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 isn’t the first time that Kaos Studios has experienced layoffs, as the company let go of 17 staff members back in late March,alongside staff members from Volition Studios. THQ has also shut down Digital Warren Studios, who were perhaps best know for their work on the Juiced games.

Sources: Gamasutra.com, Gameinformer.com

Last Updated: June 14, 2011

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