|Subsidiary of THQ|
|Industry||Software & programming|
|Defunct||13. June 2011|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
|Products||Frontlines: Fuel of War
Kaos Studios was an American video game developer based in New York City, New York. Kaos Studios was formed in 2006 when publisher THQ hired the core members of Trauma Studios, the team behind the popular Desert Combat modification, to create a new studio based to focus on first-person shooter video games.
In February 2008, Kaos Studios released their first game, Frontlines: Fuel of War, for the Xbox 360 and Windows. In March 2009, THQ announced that Kaos Studios was recruiting for their then-upcoming game Homefront. Homefront was released on March 15, 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows in North America, with the European release set a week later.
In March 2011, THQ, after its game Homefront was released, suffered a 26% stock drop. The large drop was speculated to be a result of Homefront's less than expected reception. On June 13, 2011, THQ announced the closure of Kaos Studios. In the meantime, Homefront development team has been transferred to the company's Montreal studio. Its first planed for THQ's Montreal studio to take over product development and overall creative management for the Homefront franchise. In September 2011 THQ confirmed that a sequel to Homefront was in development, but latter was announced that the game would be developed by Crytek UK instead. After THQ December 2012 bankruptcy, Crytek would acquire the rights to the franchise for US$544,218 at the January 22, 2013 auction. At same day Ubisoft acquired THQ Montreal with more than 500 employees and with rights to new yet-to-be announced IP in development at the studio for $2.5 million.
List of video games
|2008||Frontlines: Fuel of War||No||Yes||Yes|