THQ Enlists Crytek As Homefront Sequel Developer
Written Tuesday, September 20, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
With THQ shutting down Kaos Interactive following the release of the first Homefront, the publisher has today announced the developer that wil be taking the reins for the Homefront sequel. Crytek will now be responsible for THQ's original IP, and as the the multi-award winning creators of Crysis, the team has plenty of experience with the first-person shooter under its belt.
"Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry's best talent," said Danny Bilson, Executive VP of 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."
Founder and CEO of Crytek, Cevat Yerli shared Bilson's enthusiasm, stating: "we see Homefront as a really strong universe that has a lot of potential and that has been expertly created and marketed by THQ. 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 original Homefront launched back in March 2011, and the as yet unnamed Homefront sequel will be launching during the fiscal year 2014.