Kaos Studios Closed

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"Manhattan-based Kaos Studios -- developers of Frontlines: Fuel of War and Homefront -- has been closed. THQ confirmed the closure to Joystiq this afternoon, noting that the company's UK-based studio, THQ Digital Warrington, has also been closed. The Warrington studio previously worked on Red Faction Battlegrounds and Warhammer 40K: Kill Team. A statement from THQ additionally explains that employees at each studio have been alerted.

Beyond a cursory note about "strategic realignment within its internal studio structure," no other specifics are given as to the why the studios were closed, but its not as though the closure of Kaos Studios
was unexpected. In the meantime, Homefront development has been transferred to the company's Montreal studio. THQ states that the laid off employees will be given a chance to interview at other internal studios, such as Montreal and Toronto. The full statement is available beyond the break.

Update:
Due to UK law requiring employers to give a 60 day warning before layoffs, THQ says that THQ Warrington employees' warning "starts today ... and it is longer than 30 days." Given that, it's "not an immediate closure," but "a notification process leading to closure" for the UK-based studio."



Good riddiance.





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I agree. Good riddance.

Wow, these people lost their jobs and all you guys can say is "good riddance"? I enjoyed both Homefront and Frontlines: Fuel of War, and I'm sad to see their studio closed down. I wish them all the best of luck finding new jobs!

I can see why, after having made Homefront.

even though i only played homefront its still sad to see them close down.

Agreed with IsaacClarkeSNL. I enjoyed frontlines,homefront was OK I guess. But these people lost their jobs in an already tough economy and you guys are happy?

They were that bad?

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About time. Now only if activision, tryarch, black isle studios, interplay and 3/4 of bioware shutdown.

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About time. Now only if activision, tryarch, black isle studios, interplay and 3/4 of bioware shutdown.

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dont forget IW.

I thought they shutdown. IW is nothing compared to the evil of interplay, black isle studios, and obisidan (interplay 2.0 basically)

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About time. Now only if activision, tryarch, black isle studios, interplay and 3/4 of bioware shutdown.

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That's rich. Considering your avatar is of a Brotherhood of Steel paladin. Which is from Fallout, and without Interplay and Black Isle, Fallout would never even have existed...

 

...anyway, it IS a shame to see the studios close down and people lose their jobs. Especially in this climate.

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