It looks like the team developing future Homefront titles will be in Montreal, and not Manhattan exclusively. According to a report on Joystiq, THQ Montreal/Kaos Studios collaborated on the first game. Senior VP of Core Studios Dave Davis mentioned the Montreal/Kaos Studios collaboration during a studio head roundtable this afternoon at GDC.
"Wherever the talent is, we will have our studios," Davis told , though he admitted that "Manhattan is an incredibly expensive place. There isn’t a talent pool — most of the people we have there are imported to NYC."
Davis said that, while it is expensive to develop games in Manhattan, he doesn’t see the Kaos Studio offices closing anytime soon. But at the same time, he admits that there could be some consolidation of the two studios:
"When finishing Homefront, we had about 10-11 people who helped shipped the original Homefront. And that was talent that we got from Montreal that we couldn’t get anywhere else," Davis said Joystiq. He went on to say: "We’re trying to do the best thing for the product and the best thing for the studio, and going forward there will definitely be collaboration."
What’s not clear is if collaboration means consolidation in this case. On a related note, the game went gold today.