Publishers THQ have announced that FPS veterans Crytek, responsible for Far Cry, Crysis and Crysis 2, will develop a sequel to dystopian shooter, Homefront.
Released in March this year, Homefront is set in a universe where a unified Korea has occupied most of the world, including the western half of the United States. The story was written by John Milius, who co-wrote Apocalypse Now.
Cevat Yerli, founder, CEO and president of Crytek, says THQ is giving the German developers a lot of creative freedom over the Homefront follow-up.
"We see Homefront as a really strong universe that has a lot of potential and that has been expertly created and marketed by THQ,” Yerli says.
"We believe that bringing our level of quality, creativity and production values to the next Homefront title creates an opportunity for both THQ and Crytek to deliver a truly blockbuster game.”
Danny Bilson, EVP core games for THQ, is similarly excited.
"Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry’s best talent,” Bilson says.
"With Crytek’s industry leading technology and legendary experience in the FPS genre, we’re supremely confident that the next Homefront will deliver that AAA-quality experience that players demand.”
The as-yet unnamed sequel is scheduled for release on PC and console during THQ’s 2014 fiscal year.