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Crytek UK "making great progress on our reinvention" of Homefront
Posted: 04.10.2013 11:39 by Simon Priest Comments: 3
Crytek general manager Nick Button-Brown has confirmed "great progress" on Homefront at the Nottingham-based Crytek UK. Work began on the project shortly after Kaos Studios' collapse under THQ in 2011.

The rights and ownership of Homefront were handed over to Crytek who is believed to have delayed its release to refine the shooter. Crytek UK has "a number of projects" as of yet undisclosed.

He told Develop that "the team in Nottingham Crytek UK is making great progress on our reinvention of Homefront," but didn't elaborate much more on the project.

The UK team lead development on Crysis 2 and 3's multiplayer modes. Homefront 2 is without official platforms or release window, although Xbox One and PS4 seem likely contenders. The direction of the Crytek-owned sequel remains unclear, with THQ having talked up a possible campaign in the UK before their collapse.

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By The_Tingler (SI Core) on Oct 04, 2013
The_Tingler
As Crytek UK are otherwise known as Free Radical, the ex-Rare guys who made GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, and the TimeSplitters series, I'm interested.

I'm not sure anyone else is.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Oct 04, 2013
Gale47
I am, dude ^^
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Oct 04, 2013
HenoKutus
This is their chance for great glory or big failure in the MP world.
The first Homefront was almost the 3rd big one between Battlefield and Call of Duty for me,don't forget they were already using Parrot Drones and robotic infantery before they were introduced in Black Ops 2,the killstreak design was interesting however there were no ammo-crates on the map and the textures could be better, but interesting maps and nice ambient atmosphere.
Crysis doesn't really work in MP for the long run,if Homefront 2 blows us away,then would it be an interesting competition between the 2 great ones that exist today!