THQ has decided to close subsidiary Kaos Studios. The move comes three months after the New York-based developer released the first-person shooter Homefront.

Develop reports that THQ will also be closing down its Digital Warrington studio in the UK. Digital Warrington, formerly Juice Games, was responsible for the recently Xbox Live Arcade/PSN shooter Red Faction Battlegrounds. Speaking with Develop, THQ said that the studio closures were "a strategic realignment within its internal studio structure."

The closure of Kaos doesn't mean an end to the Homefront series, though. Instead, development duties will be handed off to THQ's new Montreal studio. THQ Montreal opened near the end of 2010 and is headed up by Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets.

About 46 people were laid off at Digital Warrington. It's not clear how many employees will be affected at Kaos, as they may give some the option of relocating to Montreal.

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