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Crytek on Homefront 2: “Nothing has changed”

Friday, 25th January 2013 10:26 GMT By Dave Cook

Homefront 2 was one of many IP to be snapped up in THQ’s auction earlier this week. Crytek bought the title, which is currently being developed at its Nottingham studio Crytek UK. Founder Cevat Yerli has stated that it’s business as usual for the sequel.

CVG reports on an official Crytek statement, in which Yerli explained, “Since we first reached an agreement to develop Homefront 2, we’ve been firm believers in the IP and its potential to excite and amaze players.

“Our cooperation with THQ was always positive and we would like to thank them for all their support over the last two years and express our sympathy to those affected by the recent events at the company.”

General manager of games at Crytek, Nick Button-Brown added, “From day one, the Homefront 2 team has been committed to creating a game that takes the series to new heights and features the level of quality and innovation associated with Crytek.

“Nothing has changed with regards our development of the game, and we look forward to sharing the finished product with players.”

Yerli has discussed Homefront 2 development before, and >you can check out what he had to say here.

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  1. freedoms_stain

    I hope they’re not going to call it Homefront 2. They should try and distance themselves from the original turd as much as possible.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SameeR_Fisher

    ^^ Disagree, even though Homefront may have been a mediocre title -I haven’t played it yet- it still has a fan base, at least 1 million or half a million of those who bought the game still like it.

    Homefront got tons of potential, it can be a gem in the whole military gun-ho shooters we are getting today, but that is assuming Crytek would take the risks and actually do it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    @1 “we’ve been firm believers in the IP and its potential [from the start]” ^ which is why, it would make no sense whatsoever for them to act as you’ve suggested.

    I will be happy to see a well-managed, and developed Homefront sequel, hopefully released under that name, when Crytek are ready to reveal what they’ve been working on. It’s a great, evocative name for an IP. No reason to ditch it!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    @3, I didn’t say drop the Homefront title, I said drop “Homefront 2″

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ps3fanboy

    @1

    homefront single player is a bit short but have a great story and that is what counts. it kick the hell outta the crap story in blkops2, if you want to compare it to something. the mp is ok, its a mix of bf and cod, but have to few maps to keep the interest going after a while… overall the game is a bit above mediocre i would say.

    i am looking forward to homefront2 and they should keep the name its a good new name for a new ip.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. deathm00n

    @5 Agree, I liked the story of singleplayer, at least for once it’s not “america is the most powerfull nation in the world, we can do wars forever!”

    #6 2 years ago