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Homefront’s lackluster critical success might have had something to do with developer Kaos Studios seeing the axe under THQ’s watch, but the franchise is still alive and kicking. THQ has announced that Crytek will be taking over duties on the sequel. What this means is ...
Today THQ confirmed that it would making a strategic realignment of its internal studio structure, closing Homefront developer, Kaos Studios. More simply put, it would be cutting costs by shuddering two of its expensive to operate facilities in Kaos Studios (New York) and THQ Digital Warrington (UK).
THQ is sticking by their guns with the Homefront series, says Brian Farrell of the publisher. After selling 2.6 million copies of the future fiction shooter, the publisher believes that the franchise will only continue to flourish, and that this is just the beginning of what could ultimately be a very popular franchise.
Near its launch THQ announced that Homefront would need to surpass 2 million units sold to recoup development and advertising costs. Today, the publisher announced that Homefront has crossed that mark and has shipped 2.6 million copies of the shooter worldwide.
The Xbox 360 Title Update for Kaos Studio’s Homefront went live on Xbox Live this morning. The developer expects for the title update to address profile freezing issues, and now weeks later those that adopted the title early can now play the game…phew.
Despite mediocre reviews, THQ’s Homefront has already sold a million copies. This marks the half-way point for the company’s break-even point for the game.
Homefront’s first week sales are impressive when you take into consideration that the military shooter from THQ has been plagued by game breaking and bugs and generally mixed review scores. According to VG Chartz, Homefront sold a modest 850,000 copies of the game in its first week.
Kaos Studios has outlined a plan to address persisting issues to their recently released game, Homefront. The developer reassured purchasers of the title via the official Homefront website by giving a status update on some of the problems.
Homefront hit the top of the charts last week when it released for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Kaos Studios and THQ’s debut shooter rocketed to the top of the UK sales charts despite rather mediocre reviews.
One of the major criticisms that was levied on Homefront upon release, is that the campaign is brutally short. With such a short campaign, its also easy to see how the story never really panned out either. It’s a safe bet that Homefront will see a sequel.
Judging by the review scores, Homefront is one of those games that you either love, or find completely mediocre. Reviewers that comprise the Metacritic scoring system have rated the game a 71 in aggregate thus far.
Kaos Studios has released patches for Homefront. A PlayStation 3 patch was released to combat some freezing issues with the multiplayer component of the game. While the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game are still having some problems, there is also a patch on the way for those platforms.
Yesterday Amazon and Walmart slashed the price on the recently released shooter, Homefront. Today, prices have increased almost back to the retail price of $59.99. You can have Homefront today on Amazon.com for 55.96, a 7% savings.
Xbox 360 and PS3 Homefront players are reporting freezing issues while playing the game in multiplayer. PS3 players have flocked to the Homefront forums and are claiming that the gameplay will crash when exiting pre and post game lobbies.
Did Homefront already hit the bargain bin? There are some mixed signal coming from retailers and the developer. The developer came on to say that they were experiencing heavy traffic in Homefront, so much so that they needed to allocate more servers to facilitate all of the players that they didn’t expect.
Homefront uses dedicated servers for its multiplayer game mode for consoles as well as PC instead of the often opted for P2P hosting. A recent message from the Homefront team states that Kaos is working on bringing more online.
Homefront takes a hard line on bringing realism to video games. This not so distant future FPS, gives a graphical depiction of what life would be like fighting as a freedom fighter in an enemy occupied United States of America.
Homefront is aimed squarely at the First Person Shooter fan. An alternative to the popular shooters that were released recently, this shooter is built in the mold of many that have come before it. Class based character selection in the multiplayer arena coupled with unlockable perks, weapons, and killstreaks will make this very familiar territory for the online shooter fan.
Homefront is just a few short hours away from release, and new multiplayer videos have surfaced for the game. In Homefront the multiplayer is a class based affair that pits teams against each other in objective based and deathmatch gametypes.
Gamestop will be facilitating a midnight-launch for Homefront. So if you just can’t wait to defend from the Korean invasion of America, until tommorrow morning you’ll be able to pick up your copy if your local Gamestop is hosting an event.
Homefront is set to hit store shelves this week, and THQ has revealed that the game must have abnormal success to return a marginal profit. In a shooter genre that is literally bursting at the seams with talented developers putting out quality titles, the upstart franchise looks to carve out a health piece of the marketshare.
Homefront is getting ready to launch on March 15th for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC and to commemorate this assault on your consoles, THQ and Kaos Studios has released a new trailer.
The release of Homefront is just around the corner, and those that have gotten their hands on the game early are airing complaints about the length of the game’s campaign mode. The reports state that the game can be completed in around five hours, which is short by anyone’s standards for a full priced game.
It’s a competitive market, the AAA first person shooter space. But Homefront publisher, THQ, believes that their game is worthy of consideration in “the conversation”.
THQ revealed that Homefront has been pre-ordered around 200,000 times in the United States alone. This makes Homefront the most anticipated game that THQ has ever published.
If you are in San Francisco this week and see an Anti-North Korean protest ravaging the streets of the city, don’t be alarmed it’s probably fake. North Korea has not taken over Asia and is not planning world domination, at least not yet anyway.
Homefront is set to release early next month, and Kaos Studios is proud of what they created. The New York based developer believes that within the FPS genre, developers need to take more risks.
In the latest trailer from Kaos, we get a grittier depiction of the Korean occupation in the fictional Homefront world. Have hope though, there is a plan for the liberation and the video details the second American Revolution.
THQ just released a timeline for the events leading up to the time period in the game in the form of a interactive flash presentation on the game’s home page.
The latest Homefront screenshots have hit the web today courtesy of THQ and Kaos Studios. Gearing up to launch in March, this multiplayer centric shooter has recently inked deals with the Xbox 360 for exclusive content.
Homefront is an ambitious first person shooter coming soon to consoles from THQ, and as important as this game is to the company it’s not everything. Danny Bilson recently spoke with Eurogamer in interview that asked “What if Homefront Failed?”.
The THQ event is going on in New York and Major Nelson just announced that Xbox Live players of the upcoming THQ title Homefront will get access to DLC first. They’ll also get an exclusive map called Suburbs as well.
THQ has recently announced that Homefront will be using the Online Pass in it’s upcoming shooter. The multiplayer component will be accessible for all players pass or not, to a point.
In this latest developer diary for Homefront, the military shooter coming from Kaos studios, the developers explain the consequences of violence in the upcoming shooter. As more and more unfolds from the game, Homefront is shaping up to be a tragic story of loss that many in the FPS playing community have not experienced in previous shooter games.
Homefront developer Kaos Studios recently went on the record to accentuate the need for dedicated servers in multiplayer games. And more importantly, thinks that they are unplayable without them. Homefront the upcoming shooter will indeed feature dedicated servers on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. PC players will also have the option for local servers as well.
A Homefront single player trailer was released by THQ on 12.14.10 Homefront is a first-person shooter that challenges players to survive and impact a fictional future scenario in which America has been economically devastated and occupied by a foreign power.
Homefront is a first-person shooter that challenges players to survive and impact a fictional future scenario in which America has been economically devastated and occupied by a foreign power.
The year is 2027 … A once proud America has fallen, her infrastructure shattered and military in disarray. Crippled by a devastating EMP strike, the USA is powerless to resist the ever expanding occupation of a savage, nuclear armed Greater Korean Republic.” — THQ product ...