Last week, THQ announced that they are working on a sequel to their console FPS title Homefront. The high-profile video game publisher, perhaps most famous for publishing the WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW franchise, has announced that the team developing the new Homefront title is none other than Crytek, developers of the legendary FPS Crysis.
"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."
Does this mean that the new Homefront will run the CryENGINE, or does Crytek have something else in mind? Nobody is saying anything just yet, but with Crytek backing the commercially-successful Homefront franchise, the as-yet unnamed sequel is sure to be a hit.
The unnamed Homefront sequel is scheduled for release in THQ's fiscal year 2014 on console and PC platforms.