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Crytek UK developing Homefront 2

Crytek UK developing Homefront 2

Crytek UK will develop Homefront 2 for THQ, with CryEngine 3 as the engine.

THQ has announced that a sequel to Homefront is currently in development, with Nottingham-based Crytek UK developing the title.

Crytek UK previously existed as Free Radical Design, but folded after it's last shooter, Haze, failed to find a market.

Homefront 2 is currently set for a release in THQ's 2014 fiscal year, which means anywhere from April 2013 to March 2014 in real time. It's been announced for PC and other, unconfirmed consoles.

The original Homefront was developed by Kaos Studios, which closed down in June this year after Homefront met commercial success but critical failure.

'We see Homefront as a really strong universe that has a lot of potential and that has been expertly created and marketed by THQ,' said Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli.

Check out our Homefront review for more information on the original game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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penryn 2 hertz 20th September 2011, 15:34 Quote
It will be sick...
SolidShot 20th September 2011, 15:38 Quote
anything is going be better than homefront. Poor graphics, characters dialog so B movie its untrue, 2001 style 'you cant run past the characters' so that you have to wait for them to finish saying their cheesy BS lines, and a tacky, hacker ridden online multiplayer. Great.
damien c 20th September 2011, 15:44 Quote
I played this and was turned off the MP side after the cheater's destroyed as the comment above say's as well, and I also agree with the comment's above with regard's to graphic's etc.

My brother in law was watching me play it 1st and decided not to buy the game after it showed a man and women lined up and shot infront of there kid, and then the kid tries to wake them up whilst crying.
He said that is was sick and twisted and should not be in a game regardless of what age rating it was given, and I have to agree while I know it's a game but that was just shockingly bad.


If this is being made by Crytek then maybe the graphic's will be better and the anti cheat system, but I don't think they can pull it back from where it went in some people's mind's but they can atleast give it a try.

The MP side if they keep it the same will probably be good and more than likely better than the Call Of Duty games in my mind as I did enjoy it till, I started being shot by cheat's.
Ayrto 20th September 2011, 15:45 Quote
Err.. what about TimeSplitters 4?
sear 20th September 2011, 16:27 Quote
So does this mean that they halted production on TimeSplitters 4 to make a game that nobody gives a **** about? Seriously, did Homefront even sell enough copies to warrant a sequel? ****ing games industry.
chittes 20th September 2011, 16:39 Quote
Believe it or not Homefront sold well... certainly 1 million, possibly 2m copies now (I think 2.5m were shipped anyway). THQ marketed it very well, and made some money there - some copious amounts of which was probably waved in front of Crytek's nose to get them on board, I'd imagine.... and the promise that "imagine how much it'll sell if the sequel's actually really good"....
thil 20th September 2011, 18:06 Quote
The first one had some great, dare I say brilliant, little narrative and exposition touches that weren't expected. John Milius is certainly a better writer than most of coders posing as scribes in the gaming industry. A guy in a tactical vest bottling passata is something that was a pleasant, unusual touch. The tension beneath your Korean-American sidekick and the white Americans was also nice and believable - it's something other writers wouldn't have thought of.

Plus, there was an awesome Deus Ex reference.
Kiytan 20th September 2011, 19:28 Quote
I really, really disliked the first game, I liked the setting (or, at least, the idea of the setting) but the gameplay was very sub-par (I can't even move fridges...seriously) the characters where bland (I AM SWEARY AMERICAN, i am sassy yet sensitive woman) and the plot was entirely predictable.

Having said all that, I thought the opening couple of minutes where excellent, although a bit more back story on your character would be nice, maybe a HL2 style section where you just wander around stuff as normal for a while.
Necrow 21st September 2011, 08:30 Quote
Homefront had a good story but was piss poor in execution, it felt older than frontlines and no where near the standards we are getting with the likes of Crysis, COD and BF. It didn't even feel as good as the newer Operation Flashpoints in fairness. Here's hoping that Crytek UK can improve on it.
Tsung 21st September 2011, 09:44 Quote
So much hatred for Homefront. The single player I had no time for; forced cut scenes, forced areas where you did nothing but follow a NPC around whilst they jabber on about something I didn't care about. Game developers need to stop trying to be film producers and concentrated on what a game should be about. (eg. I want to play it, not watch it).

I thought Multiplayer was very good, in fact I believe the new COD is using similar scoring system to Homefront. Where doing the objectives will unlock rewards rather than just kills. This for me is one of my personal issues with COD; COD only awards kills (in terms of kill-streaks) it doesn't award team play or people who do objectives,

Sadly cheaters exist in all games and if the developers / publisher don't stamp on them it kills the game dead. I suppose after selling the game they have your money and thus have no reason to do this. Hell it might even improve the sale of the next game using "improved anti-cheating" as a reason for people to buy it. :|
Baz 21st September 2011, 11:46 Quote
High detail, tessellated fridges ahoy!
technogiant 21st September 2011, 15:32 Quote
Yeah Homefront was a disappointment, I'll looking at the reviews more closely before I buy Homefront 2 regardless of the engine or developer.
Volund 21st September 2011, 15:58 Quote
I'm not holding my breath, but perhaps Crytek will manage to put out a single player game worth playing.....

The basis for the first game was great, the execution, not so much
Dwarfer 21st September 2011, 17:19 Quote
Will pick it up if it's cheap on the STEAM XMas sale!

Its guna be a million time better than COD and that is on a really old engine but ppl don't complain about that!! WHY??
metarinka 21st September 2011, 19:09 Quote
I played it, it wasn't that bad, the plot was innane but the set pieces were well done. Got kind of repetitive after awhile. And it did feel more on-rails than most scripted FPS' that it's emulating.

I could imagine a different studio doing the level design right and having it be a very good game.
kylew 21st September 2011, 22:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by damien c
I played this and was turned off the MP side after the cheater's destroyed as the comment above say's as well, and I also agree with the comment's above with regard's to graphic's etc.

My brother in law was watching me play it 1st and decided not to buy the game after it showed a man and women lined up and shot infront of there kid, and then the kid tries to wake them up whilst crying.
He said that is was sick and twisted and should not be in a game regardless of what age rating it was given, and I have to agree while I know it's a game but that was just shockingly bad.


If this is being made by Crytek then maybe the graphic's will be better and the anti cheat system, but I don't think they can pull it back from where it went in some people's mind's but they can atleast give it a try.

The MP side if they keep it the same will probably be good and more than likely better than the Call Of Duty games in my mind as I did enjoy it till, I started being shot by cheat's.

You seriously need to learn how to use apostrophes and English in general.

Seriously. Typos are fair enough, but you can't blame this on typos.

*waits for "I'm dyslexic" or other convenient "excuse"*
Snips 22nd September 2011, 09:45 Quote
I'm just glad we have a game being made by a UK based developer. Keep up the good work Crytek!
GravitySmacked 22nd September 2011, 13:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kylew
You seriously need to learn how to use apostrophes and English in general.

Seriously. Typos are fair enough, but you can't blame this on typos.

*waits for "I'm dyslexic" or other convenient "excuse"*


Was there any need for that rant?
Ayrto 22nd September 2011, 14:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GravitySmacked
Was there any need for that rant?

Yeah it's a forum, not an exam .

Besides, at least he can never be accused of leaving one out.
kylew 22nd September 2011, 18:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GravitySmacked
Was there any need for that rant?

Apostrophes aside, the rest isn't really *that* bad, but there's no reason an adult shouldn't know how to use apostrophes properly
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ayrto


Yeah it's a forum, not an exam .

Besides, at least he can never be accused of leaving one out.

It doesn't matter if it's an exam, there's really no excuse for that. It's like basic basic English. Maybe he'll stop now though?
Fizzban 22nd September 2011, 18:48 Quote
Real shame about Kaos Studios. The market is so brutal, it just doesn't give some developers the chance to learn from their mistakes. I'm not hyped about Crytek doing this one either. Pretty overrated studio thus far.
Saivert 22nd September 2011, 22:21 Quote
Crysis 2 worst MP game in a long while? and this engine is powering Homefront 2 ?

no thanks. not that I ever cared for homefront in the first place.
Xcellente 27th September 2011, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Saivert
Crysis 2 worst MP game in a long while? and this engine is powering Homefront 2 ?

no thanks. not that I ever cared for homefront in the first place.

too right
jakobfrimmel 29th September 2011, 13:03 Quote
tbh i liked homefront .... i know it had its faults but overall it was kinda fun.....
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