Homefront franchise being co-developed in Montreal

Remember back in January when there were rumblings that Homefront developer Kaos Studios would be forced to close its New York City studios and move to THQ’s studios in Montreal? Now it appears that at least part of the Kaos staff could be shipping off to French Canada, but the NYC studios will stay open.

“Wherever the talent is, we will have our studios,” said senior VP of Core Studios Dave Davis. Davis, who is in collaboration with THQ Montreal and Kaos also noted that, “Manhattan is an incredibly expensive place.”

Moving staff to Montreal wouldn’t a be a huge change for Kaos. They already worked together with folks in Montreal to create the first, now-golden Homefront game. The worry is that this relation between the two studios might turn into something more like a merger and cost people their jobs.