Crytek has today announced the acquisition of the IP rights for the Homefront franchise following an auction of assets by THQ recently. Their first association with the game began in autumn 2011, when they announced they would be creating the second game in the series in partnership with THQ. Sadly following THQ’s recent decision to file for bankruptcy and the eventual sale of assets, THQ is over, however as previously reported – Crytek submitted the highest bid to secure the rights to the Homefront franchise.
Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli, said: “Since we first reached an agreement to develop Homefront 2, we’ve been firm believers in the IP and its potential to excite and amaze players. Our cooperation with THQ was always positive and we would like to thank them for all their support over the last two years and express our sympathy to those affected by the recent events at the company.”
Development work will continue on Homefront 2 at Crytek’s UK studio in Nottingham. “From day one, the Homefront 2 team has been committed to creating a game that takes the series to new heights and features the level of quality and innovation associated with Crytek,” said Nick Button-Brown, General Manager of Games at Crytek. “Nothing has changed with regards our development of the game, and we look forward to sharing the finished product with players.”
Look out for more Homefront 2 news in the future.