Soon, Kaos Studios will no longer exist. The New York-based developer of Homefront is being shuttered by THQ, just months after releasing the game itself, and reportedly following an extensive crunch period by the whole staff. The news was oddly timed with the release of downloadable content for Homefront containing new map packs, ironically titled "Fire Sale."
The Homefront license will continue forward, with THQ Montreal taking control. People did buy Homefront, though, and continue to shoot each other online. Who's looking over those folks?
"It’s Kaos with Montreal," said a company spokesperson. "The studio is not closed 'today.' It’s a process. We are supporting the DLC all the way."
THQ is shutting down THQ Digital Warrnington in the UK, but said all employees will have the chance to interview for positions at other THQ studios, including Austin, Montreal and Vancouver.
Whatever the plans are for Homefront, it won't involve Kaos Studios in its current form.
"Everything we learned from [the original] you'll see executed in other games going forward, and including that franchise going forward," said THQ executive Danny Bilson to Eurogamer. "We'll have some really interesting announcements in the future about the future of that brand."