|Crytek: "Huge mind share" on Homefront 2, "can make a big splash"|
|Posted: 16.03.2012 11:38 by Simon Priest||Comments: 13|
Despite the original Homefront from Kaos Studios getting a so-so Metacritic reception, Crysis developer Crytek believes their "quality attached to it" can help the sequel amaze fans.
The world they built, its setting and where they want it to go - it's "really cool," declared the studio. Hints were given of the sequel taking place in London, but "it's the team's choice."
Original developer Kaos Studios has since been made defunct by publisher THQ and the Homefront IP has been licensed out to Crytek, as they're huge fans of the Crysis series.
"It has a huge mind share, everybody knows the IP," said Crytek founder Avni Yerli. "The first game has indeed a low Metacritic, but due to really great positioning and great marketing it has reached a good mind share. And I think with Crytek quality attached to it and similar marketing attached to it, it can make a big splash at the time it comes out."
The game is under development at Crytek UK's Nottingham studio and it's a collaboration with THQ, and early builds of the next Homefront have been looking good. "When you look at the world they created in the first game and the world that they were talking about for the second game, the setting they were talking about... obviously we can't talk about it yet, but it's really cool," added Nick Button-Brown. The North Korean threat is meant to be global, not just to the US.
"In the end it's the team's choice," continued Button-Brown, referring to the sequel's presumed setting of London. "The team choose and they really, really like it and thought it was a great opportunity and we'll support them on that."
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