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Homefront 2 still planned despite studio closure

THQ confirms franchise will live on

With the imminent closure of Homefront developer Kaos Studios it wouldn't be crazy to assume the FPS series might go down with it, but THQ core games boss Danny Bilson has said the publisher has "interesting" plans for the "franchise going forward".

Yesterday THQ said it's to close New York-based Kaos and its Digital Warrington studio in the UK as part of "strategic realignment within its internal studio structure".

Speaking about Homefront, however, Bilson told Eurogamer that the first game in the series was a great learning experience for THQ, the results of which gamers will see in future entries in the franchise.

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"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."

He went on to promise future titles will not be plagued by the same woes that marred the first Homefront.

"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.

THQ has put the future of the franchise in the hands of its Montreal studio, which is taking on "product development and overall creative management" duties.

[ SOURCE: Eurogamer ]

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