After the shutdown of Kaos Studios, the development of the next Homefront game was up for debate regarding where the eventual sequel would come from. As it turns out, we now have our answer… which happens to be a very good one.
THQ has announced that development of the as-yet-unnamed sequel is to be under the care of the shooter development pros over at Crytek. You read that right: we’re talking about the guys who brought us FarCry and Crysis — both of which set the excessively-high standards for graphical performance during their hardware generations upon release.
Or as THQ Core Games executive veep Danny Bilson puts it: “Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry’s best talent,” adding that 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,” added Crytek founder-cum-president/CEO Cevat Yerli. “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.”
The coming Homefront sequel is tentatively planned for THQ’s fiscal 2014.