Homefront 2 Summary
community manager Maurice Tan responded to fans over on about the current fate of Homefront: The Revolution, which was being developed at , formerly known as Free Radical.
The IP and studio was bought by Deep Silver, and is now called Dambuster Studios. They promise it's not going to "another Prey 2 or Duke Nukem Forever." It's still set for a 2015 release so far.
A promotional handout featured the very first images of Crytek UK's Homefront 2, which has yet to be officially revealed to the gaming public. Both "work-in-progress" images show New York City.
The logo for the game also retains the US flag mixed with the expanded North Korean empire. Crytek has already pushed the game back to allow for more development time.
Crytek general manager Nick Button-Brown has confirmed "great progress" on Homefront at the Nottingham-based Crytek UK. Work began on the project shortly after Kaos Studios' collapse under THQ in 2011.
The rights and ownership of Homefront were handed over to Crytek who is believed to have delayed its release to refine the shooter. Crytek UK has "a number of projects" as of yet undisclosed.
Continuing in our exclusive chat with Crytek's Cevat Yerli the studio boss says that, while they do have "a few console games in the works" right now, they could transition away from those platforms.
It all comes down to whether or not these platform holders can "house our business models," noted Yerli, referring to the studio's shift toward free-to-play as the future of the company.
THQ's Homefront IP is now in the hands of Crytek as their Crytek UK office has been developing the sequel for the past 2 years, which is rumoured to be set in the United Kingdom this time around.
They're completely behind the franchise and its "potential to excite and amaze" gamers. The studio's time with THQ was "always positive" and this turbulent period hasn't hurt Homefront's development.