Crytek on board to develop Homefront sequel
Crytek is no small name to the FPS genre, having devloped such gems as Far Cry and the Crysis series. No doubt it’ll be interesting to see the studio’s new direction for Homefront.
Originally developed by Kaos Studios, Homefront was well generally well received by critics although there were complaints regarding the short single player campaign and other little blemishes that put it out of reach of perfection. Crytek plans on fixing that.
“We see Homefront as a really strong universe that has a lot of potential and that has been expertly created and marketed by THQ,” said Cevat Yerli, Founder, CEO and President of Crytek. “We believe that bringing our level of quality, creativity and production values to the next Homefront title creates an opportunity for both THQ and Crytek to deliver a truly blockbuster game. It’s really important to us that THQ has the faith in giving us a lot of creative freedom over one of its most important properties to allow us to bring the Homefront world to life in a new and innovative way.”
As expected, THQ is thrilled to have Crytek on board as well.
“Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry’s best talent,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ. “Homefront‘s unique setting and storyline captivated gamers the world over. With Crytek’s industry leading technology and legendary experience in the FPS genre, we’re supremely confident that the next Homefront will deliver that AAA-quality experience that players demand.”
No doubt the news is a major win for THQ as it’s evident that Crytek knows what it’s doing. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next Homefront, which is scheduled for release in fiscal year 2014.