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THQ Taps Crytek For Next Homefront

Homefront really wasn't a bad game and it actually sold quite well.

Unfortunately, developer Kaos Studios didn't survive, as THQ closed them down soon after the game launched earlier this year. But the publisher doesn't want to abandon the name, as the title sold several million copies.

Enter award-winning shooter designer Crytek, known for their top-notch Crysis productions. THQ has tapped the European development studio to handle the next Homefront effort, which will release some time during the 2014 fiscal year. Said THQ boss Danny Bilson:

"Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry's best talent. 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."

Well, we have no doubt that Crytek can make good on Bilson's promise. Crytek founder and CEO Cevat Yerli said they view Homefront as a "really strong universe that has a lot of potential." Plus, with his studio's quality and creativity, he believes Crytek and THQ can provide gamers with a "truly blockbuster game." If you want to compete with the best, you should probably hire one of the best, right?

Obviously, it's a long ways off, but we'll keep an eye on this new Homefront project. We still wish Crytek had announced a new TimeSplitters, though.

Related Game(s): Homefront

Tags: homefront, homefront 2, homefront sequel, crytek

9/20/2011 9:18:11 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

firesoul453
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 9:29:40 AM
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I almost bought homefront but am glad I didn't. Doubt I will be buying a second one

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 9:34:51 AM
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That's good news, Homefront was fun but way too short.

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 10:02:52 AM
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Homefront was a complete debacle. It's the first game I have completed, on Guerrilla, in 6 hours, returned and actually received my money back! :) The MP had so much promise. The SP was way to short and all the characters could have died gruesome deaths and I wouldn't have cared. I truly hope Crytek can bring this subject matter into a new more polished light. With a 10-15 hour SP and working MP I will buy it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 10:52:44 AM

naw man I liked that girl.

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DjEezzy
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 10:16:43 AM
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Crytek is going to make this series something special. I'm calling it right now. Still say crysis 2 is one of the best shooters this year.

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 10:27:28 AM

I agree with you

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Beamboom
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 11:51:42 AM

It's *the* best in my book.


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TrophyHunter
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 4:05:15 PM

Crysis 2 is great but I always have a lot of troubles when I try to play online, my ping meter never goes beyond red

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Beamboom
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 4:55:47 PM

Where are you from, Trophy? I'm in Norway and here I have experienced varied ping times, but definitely not just red.

Crysis 2 is an *excellent* mp too - but you gotta have the ping in order. :)

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 3:01:46 PM
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Good news.
I liked the concept of HF, so I'm glad to see this franchise going forward.
And here's to Crytek hopefully making a better job at it.

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Godslim
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 4:10:48 PM
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great new the first had so much potential great to here a good developer taking it on

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ZenChichiri
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 7:34:06 PM
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I gotta see how this game finishes. I live in South Korea, and the country is pretty small. I'm about a 5 or 6 hour drive away from the capital city of North Korea (you know, if I could actually go into the country). It's appalling that I can visit the border and look with binoculars into a country that people are starving to death in. It's interesting seeing them as such a superpower in the game, even though it's pretty farfetched. North Korea annexing South Korea was pretty laughable, but you know, it's a good work of fiction.

It really felt weird killing people that were yelling at me in Korean. I would here them say something in the game like "There he is!" and then overhear students talking about me like that the next day (I stick out like a sore thumb). Don't worry, my first reaction wasn't to turn around and shoot them.

By the game was banned here. I had to order it from play-asia.

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___________
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 4:08:47 AM
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crytek?
doing a realistic old styled war game?
now this has to condure up the biggest WTF since insomniac announced they were going MP!
i dunno, i love crytek they make fantastic games!
but i just cant see them doing a realistic war FPS.

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