Homefront 2 Emerges from the Ashes of its Predecessor

June 14, 2011 Written by Jonathan Leack

Sequels have become a major part of the industry this generation, largely due to the costly investment of developing a new IP. Games like Uncharted and LittleBigPlanet have warranted their sequels with strong global reception, but it isn’t always the successful games that get the sequels.

THQ has revealed that the controversial title Homefront will be coming back for a sequel. This comes as a bit of a surprise given Kaos Studios’ recent dissolve, which now places THQ Montreal at the reigns of finding a way to make what was originally an interesting premise actually deliver.

Despite plenty of negative reception, including from us, the original quickly sold over a million copies, and its online mode has maintained a small but loyal fan base. Much of the marred reception comes from the campaign mode being hyped as its best feature. Many quickly found out that the single-player was a mess, and that the online was where they’d get any and all of their enjoyment.

THQ Montreal is a new studio, but is loaded with talent, so there’s a possibility that this series will be salvaged. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I would love to see Homefront done right, so here’s it’s second chance.