Crytek picked up the rights to the Homefront IP during the THQ auction last week, for close to $540,000, and VG24/7 caught up with Nick Button-Brown, General Manager of Games at Crytek, to find out what is going on with the development of Homefront 2:
Crytek’s focus is fairly similar to THQ’s -namely to make the best game possible, so this will not have too much impact on the development itself. However, we might change the release date that we haven’t announced, and move this to another release date we won’t announce yet either.
As for why Crytek decided to buy the rights, he added:
The main reason we wanted to purchase the IP was because the game is coming along so well. The team in Crytek UK has put their heart and soul into the game, and the progress is great – [our] last milestone was excellent.
The worst case scenario for us was that this situation meant that all that work just ended up being thrown into the bin, so we wanted to buy the IP to make sure the team can finish off the game they wish to make. But we always have and will believe in the potential of the IP. This is why we agreed to work on it in the first place, so it’s now beneficial for us to have control over the IP’s destiny.
He then continued to say that we should expect some news regarding Homefront 2 “soon”, so stay tuned to PSLS for all your Homefront updates.
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