The CEO of Crytek has confirmed that development of Homefront 2 is still moving forward after the IP was purchased by the company this week.
The sequel to 2011’s critically-acclaimed shooter is currently in the works at Crytek UK. Earlier this week, THQ’s assets were auctioned off, with the Homefront series being one of the many titles snapped up.
Fortunately, Cevat Yerli has revealed that the studio is still fully backing the IP, as has been the case from the start.
“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.”
“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,” added Crytek’s Nick Button-Brown.
“Nothing has changed with regards our development of the game, and we look forward to sharing the finished product with players.”
Homefront was developed by Kaos Studios, who folded not long after the game’s release. The sequel is expected to be released in FY 2014, and utilizes the CryEngine 3 though little else is currently known on the project.
Read our review of the original game here.