Crytek has formally announced the acquisition of the intellectual property rights for the Homefront franchise following an auction of assets by THQ Inc. Crytek’s association with the Homefront IP began in late 2011, when the developer announced it would be creating the second game in the series in partnership with THQ. Yesterday, Crytek submitted the high bid at auction to secure the rights to the Homefront franchise during the sale of the publisher’s assets.
“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,” said Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli. “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.”
General Manager of Games at Crytek Nick Button-Brown added, “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.”
I wasn’t a big fan of the original Homefront but it’s nice to see that the franchise will be getting a second chance . I’m excited to see what Crytek will do with it.