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Crytek Developing Homefront 2

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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Reader Comments
tei187 Sep 21 2011, 06:18 am EDT
i just remember that the first homefront was buggy, horribly optimized and had a really short single player campaign. if they won't work on those things, what's the point of making a sequel?
Vader [STAFF] Sep 21 2011, 06:19 am EDT
I dunno. They could actually make it better?
S.Plissken Sep 21 2011, 06:43 am EDT
i gave it a test drive through Onlive, it just felt so ported that i had trouble getting into the game.
Un Om Bun [STAFF] Sep 21 2011, 06:44 am EDT
I always knew Crytek were assholes.
Doomsday. Sep 21 2011, 09:32 am EDT
Crysis 2 was bullshit!
touretul Sep 21 2011, 12:25 pm EDT
  BloodAngel: ^ this.
Doomsday. Sep 21 2011, 12:43 pm EDT
Linear gameplay! Fuckd up story! No Nomad or Psycho! Prophet Dead!! WTF!!!!

Crysis 2 is Call of Duty with Nanosuit! Now i'm in a bad mood! Now i'm gonna binge eat! Never will i get my hopes up for a game now after Crysis 2, DA2 and Diablo 3 'always online' bullshit!!

Terminator Sep 21 2011, 12:48 pm EDT
If Crytek can make Homefront 2 much better, then I say let them.
Whisky Sep 21 2011, 01:04 pm EDT
Well, they probably can't make Homefront any worse.
Cblue Sep 21 2011, 10:26 pm EDT
Wait wait.. ďHomefrontís unique setting and storyline captivated gamers the world over.", I thought the London riots started cause of this?
  tei187: may be... it sold quite well in England
antonphd Sep 22 2011, 12:38 am EDT
i like to play games that are xenophobic free.
Cheddar Sep 22 2011, 03:55 pm EDT
"Homefrontís unique setting and storyline captivated gamers the world over."


Marketing code-speak is one thing, but this crap is on the same level as the Iraqi Information Minister. Homefront's pathetic single-player experience is one of the universal criticisms people have for the game.

"Unique"? Homefront's story was one of the most flagrantly derivative game-plots I've ever seen. "Captivating"? Even putting all the derivation aside, the plot was completely ridiculous.

I think I will literally punch Danny Bilson in the face now if I ever meet him. Just on sheer principle. I mean, there's certain lines even marketing code-speak shouldn't cross.

Anyway, its obvious THQ is desperately attempting to salvage the Homefront IP. They poured a lot of money into promoting and advertising it, only to see the game just about panned by critics and users alike.


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