Crytek has confirmed the acquisition of the Homefront IP as part of the THQ bankruptcy auction, adding that development on Homefront 2 will continue as before at Crytek’s UK studio in Nottingham.
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said of the deal: “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.”
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.”
Crytek announced it would be creating the second game in the Homefront series in partnership with THQ in autumn 2011. Crytek was the only bidder for the IP, acquiring the rights for $500,000.
Find out what happened to the other studios involved in the THQ sell-off here.