Megaton news. THQ have confirmed that Crysis creators Crytek are taking over the Homefront franchise and will develop the game’s inevitable sequel.
Homefront ‘The Second’ will release on consoles and PC in 2014. That means it may not even make the PS3 or 360. This is potentially next gen talk people.
“Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry’s best talent,” said THQ’s Danny Bilson.
“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,” added Crytek boss 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. 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.”
It is not yet known what branch of Crytek will actually handle the game.