Homefront was one of those games that gamers and critics alike were both torn on. Here at ZoKnowsGaming, we actually really enjoyed the game and its unique multiplayer, but we played the game pre-release. No matter how good a game appears to be, it just can’t have the kind of issues that Homefront had once it hit retail, honestly it was down right embarrassing. But no need to dwell on that, the series is now in the very capable hands of the folks at Crytek and we all know what they can do.
For their part, Crytek is confident that they’ll be able to change skeptics minds by focusing in on the strengths of the franchise. Courtesy of a conversation with Crytek’s Avni Yerli and Nick Button-Brown we now know where the mindset of the developer are.
It has a huge mind share, everybody knows the IP.
The first game has indeed a low Metacritic, but due to really great positioning and great marketing it has reached a good mind share. And I think with Crytek quality attached to it and similar marketing attached to it, it can make a big splash at the time it comes out.
When you look at the world they created in the first game and the world that they were talking about for the second game, the setting they were talking about… obviously we can’t talk about it yet, but it’s really cool.
Honestly I hope that Homefront 2 can deliver on the promise that the original promised, we need more legitimate competition in the FPS market. So what say you, can a Crytek powered Homefront 2 really compete with the likes of Call Of Duty and Battlefield?