The publisher of Homefront: The Revolution, Deep Silver, has said that it should have waited to release the shooter.
Speaking to MCV, the firm admitted that the title was ‘less of a success’ than it had hoped, and said that it had learnt a lot from Homefront’s release.
The shooter hit shelves in May to less-than-stellar reviews. It currently has a Metacritic rating of 48 on PS4, 49 on Xbox One and 54 on PC. But since release, Deep Silver says that its developer has improved the quality of the title.
We have learnt some big lessons from Homefront,” Deep Silver global brand and marketing director Paul Nicholls said.
You can see in the market at the moment, quality is absolutely king and some big IPs have struggling figures at the moment. We learnt a lot of lessons about what to do going forward. Not just the quality of the product, but when we launch as well.”
He continued: The team at [developer] Dambuster did a fantastic job, With what the team there has done, getting the product patched and so on, the sentiment with consumers has really turned around.
We’re getting a lot of positive feedback compared to when we launched, so timing was probably the biggest lesson we have learnt there.”