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THQ and CryTek Collaborate on Next Homefront

Homefront, an original first-person shooter from Kaos Studios and THQ, was a game which did many things right.  Original premise?  Check.  Alternative near-future?  Check.  More thoughtful gameplay than the usual charge-in-all-guns-blazing approach?  Check.  While the game didn’t reach the lofty sales margins of similar shooters such as Call of Duty, it garnered positive reviews and spurred THQ into announcing that a sequel was in the works.  

Here’s where it gets interesting: THQ announced yesterday that the developers taking up the Homefront reins for the sequel would be none other than CryTek, developers of the highly-acclaimed Crysis series.  Considering how strong the premise of Homefront was and the technological wizardry and experience that CryTek boasts, it looks as though Homefront 2 could tick all the boxes that made the first game a success while answering any criticisms that were leveled at its graphical accomplishments and the length of its single player campaign.  

“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. “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.”  If they can do with Homefront what they did with Crysis, it looks like we might have another very strong contender for the FPS crown.


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