THQ recently announced that the sequel to Kaos Studios’ pulp shooter Homefront is currently in production at Crytek UK. Formerly known as Free Radical, the home of Timesplitters and Second Sight is using the Cry Engine 3 to bring a new chapter to the franchise sometime in THQ’s 2014 fiscal year. Crytek UK took the production reins after Kaos Studios was shut down by THQ back in June.
“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.”
Prior to Homefront 2, Crytek UK produced the multiplayer campaign of Crysis 2.