Homefront the most pre-ordered game in THQ’s history, dev might face layoffs

THQ’s Homefront has become the most pre-ordered game in the publisher’s history, VP of core games Danny Bilson has revealed. 200,000 gamers have laid down pre-orders for the game in the US alone. That’s good, very good, but it might not be enough to save certain members of the Kaos Studios team, who developed the game.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Bilson revealed: “I tell them the more successful a game is, the better the economics are for the franchise, and that will help to influence what we do. So we haven’t made any decisions at the moment. That’s the truth. We’re going to look at how it goes. We don’t want to relocate people just to relocate people.”

Rumor has it that key Kaos members will be heading to a super-studio in Montreal once Homefront is out, leaving others to be let go. “A lot of it has to do with how successful [Homefront] is and how strong that core team comes out on the other side,” Bilson added. “I love those guys. I’ve worked very closely with them on this game for years. There’s nothing disrespectful going on at all. We’re trying to do what’s best for everyone.”