Following the closure of Homefront developer Kaos Studios, it has now been revealed that Crytek will make the next game in the series. Development duties are being handled by Crytek’s Nottingham studio, who handled Crysis 2’s multiplayer component. THQ boss Danny Bilson has been quoted as saying that:
“Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry’s best talent….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.”
While Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli added that:
“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.”
If nothing else, with Crytek in the driving seat it’s bound to be a good looking game. It’s currently slated for release in THQ’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 and is in development for PC and home consoles, and while there’s no specific word on which consoles I’d wager that we’ll see it on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U.
There’s no concrete details beyond that, in fact the game doesn’t even have an official title yet, but stay tuned for updates.