Say what you will about the silly
and even careless
marketing campaign for Homefront
, but it appears to be working, as THQ core games VP Danny Bilson told Eurogamer
has racked up more pre-orders than any other game in the publisher's history. Bilson didn't reveal worldwide numbers, though he noted that 200,000 pre-orders have been made in the US alone.
That would seem to be good news for developer Kaos Studios, whose employees voiced concern over a possible studio move or closure
's completion. Bilson intimated that the developer's fate rests on the success of the game, saying that sales would "help influence" what might happen going forward; and he insisted THQ hasn't made any decisions at this point. "That's the truth."
"A lot of it has to do with how successful [Homefront
] is and how strong that core team comes out on the other side," said Bilson, adding that he "loves" Kaos and that THQ is "trying to do what's best for everyone."