One of the sales to come out of the THQ auction was Crytek acquiring the intellectual property rights to the Homefront franchise. This sale came as no surprise to many given that Crytek has been in charge of development duties on Homefront 2 as per a partnership agreement with THQ.
Yesterday the developer issued a statement in which they thanked THQ for their support, extended their sympathies to those affected by the events, and reaffirmed their commitment to deliver a “blockbuster experience” with Homefront 2.
In 2011 Crytek announced that it would be creating the second game in the series in partnership with THQ. This week they submitted the highest bid at the THQ auction and bought the rights to the Homefront franchise.
Taking the series to new heights
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 co-operation 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.”
Meanwhile development on Homefront 2 continues at Crytek’s UK studio in Nottingham. General Manager of Games at Crytek Nick Button-Brown assured fans of the series that “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.
“Nothing has changed with regards our development of the game, and we look forward to sharing the finished product with players.”