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Pachter: Homefront failure may deter pubs from making new IP
Posted on March 22, 2011 by Nick
 

Earlier this month, THQ launched Homefront to a middling critical reception. While the game performed well on its opening day, selling nearly 400,000 units according to company executives, THQ's stock fell on the back of its poor review scores.

While the failure of THQ's new IP is certainly bad news for the company, Homefront's lackluster reception may act as a warning sign for other publishers as well. According to video game analyst Michael Pachter, the game's performance may encourage other publishers to invest more money in their established franchises, rather than experimenting with new properties. 

"I think the risk taken with Homefront was smart, even though it didn't work," Pachter tweeted earlier this week. "Sad that it is likely to scare off development of future new IP."

While PS3Center wasn't wowed by Homefront, we thought it was okay, with Dustin awarding the game a 7/10. Whether or not the game will earn back its massive $50-million budget is something that won't be obvious for months to come. 

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glen421 says:
Well, let's be modest and say it sold 375,00 units on day one that's about $22.5 million. So they are half way there for their costs. I'm probably not going to buy the game until it is discounted to about $20-$25 US....If 50 million only gets you 4-6 hr campaign and a clone MP experience....Someone has some answering to do....
Posted on Mar 22, 2011 20:00:11
glen421 says:
Well, let's be modest and say it sold 375,00 units on day one that's about $22.5 million. So they are half way there for their costs. I'm probably not going to buy the game until it is discounted to about $20-$25 US....If 50 million only gets you 4-6 hr campaign and a clone MP experience....Someone has some answering to do....
Posted on Mar 22, 2011 20:00:11
glen421 says:
Well, let's be modest and say it sold 375,00 units on day one that's about $22.5 million. So they are half way there for their costs. I'm probably not going to buy the game until it is discounted to about $20-$25 US....If 50 million only gets you 4-6 hr campaign and a clone MP experience....Someone has some answering to do....
Posted on Mar 22, 2011 20:00:11
HomefrontHOMEFRONT
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Kaos Studios
Genre: Shooter
ESRB: Mature 17+
Release: 2011-03-15
Wished: 0
PCN Rating: 7.0

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