THQ Says Homefront Could Reach Black Ops’ Level of Success
The Homefront “franchise” isn’t out of the running to reach the levels of success of Call of Duty: Black Ops, asserts THQ defiantly in a shaky, cracking voice.
THQ CEO Brian Farrell told IndustryGamers that he thinks Homefront can be the franchise that kills call of duty, and that while Black Ops sold 14 million units and Homefront has shipped 2.6 million and sold less than half of them, in time, Homefront can become more powerful.
From the interview:
‘When I think about it, if you go back and look at the original Call of Duty, how they built that, the first Call of Duty didn’t do 18 million units,’ Farrell said. ‘The franchise was built over time, building a quality consumer experience and supporting it well. And hey, there’s a lot of room between 2.6 million units and 18.’
A fair argument, sure. Call of Duty has built up over time with almost 10 games now, and Homefront is merely one title. Still, based on our review of THQ’s CoD-killer and the general consensus of the people who have played it, it sounds like Farrell and THQ need to focus on putting out a shooter of Black Ops’ caliber before it starts worrying about whether it can take on the king.