Homefront had potential. The final product was slightly above average, which is sad because there were quite a few nice ideas tossed around in that one. Unfortunately, it appears that most concepts, gameplay wise, were taken from every other shooter known to man and geek (and woman... the woman... the ONE woman).
Where was I?
Oh yes, so it appears that Crytek -- creators of Far Cry and Crysis -- intend to continue the Homefront franchise, as confirmed by publisher THQ. That's right, Crytek is going to work on Homefront 2.
"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."
Hm, this may not be a bad idea. Crytek certainly knows their way around a shooter and they definitely have the tech to utilize for the game, so here's hoping.
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