Crytek To Treat Homefront 2 Like New IP

By William Usher 2012-06-23 17:58:59 discussion comments
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Even though THQ is in the pooper-can when it comes to their stock and market value, they still have enough money to publish games, albeit they'll simply have to tread more carefully than they did before.

One of the upcoming games coming out of THQ's publishing house is Crytek's Homefront 2. The original game was made by Kaos Studios, and since Crytek is handling the sequel they say that they want to treat them game as if it were a brand new IP.

In an interview with CVG.com [via MyGaming] CEO of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, has openly stated that...
"To be fair, the way we're developing Homefront 2 is very isolated anyway. We're treating it as our own new IP and at the same time THQ is respecting us and saying, 'you guys know what you're doing' and telling us the story they'd like to have, which we're collaborating creatively on."

Yerli also states that THQ's financial woes play no part in how Homefront 2 is being developed, stating that there has been "no change whatsoever".

The first-person shooter sequel to the 2011 outing has been kept under close wraps, with a lot of gamers wondering how the company will advance on the Red Dawn-esque storyline and Call of Duty-style presentation. One thing a lot of people commended the original Homefront on was its multiplayer features and how fun it was, so it'll be interesting to see if Crytek will keep that part of the game intact or if they will redo everything from single-player and multiplayer.

Homefront 2 is set for release in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. If THQ were smart they would delay the game for a simultaneous launch with the rumored next-gen systems from Microsoft and/or Sony for an extra boost in profit and recognition.
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