THQ has just announced that the next title in its Homefront franchise will be developed by multi-award winning FPS veterans Crytek. This instantly makes Homefront 2 a title to watch over the next couple of years, with the guys behind Crysis working on it, it could be even more awesome. Homefront ended up not doing as well as THQ wanted and was plagued by glitches post release. In terms of core gameplay as I said in my Homefront review it was an excellent shooter and when it worked the multiplayer was one of the best in the business.
“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.”
“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.”
The first Homefront title was released in March 2011, and proved to be a commercial success for THQ. The yet-to-be-named sequel is scheduled for release in THQ’s fiscal year 2014 on console and PC platforms. THQ’s 2014 fiscal year runs from April, 2013 to March 2014.