Fans of THQ’s million-plus selling Homefront were distraught over the news of Kaos studios’ closing over the summer, and hopes of a sequel were all but sunk. However, THQ has just announced great news for fans of the series. THQ has partnered with Crytek studios, developers of the award-winning Crysis series, on a Homefront sequel, set for console and PC sometime in 2014.
“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 Cevat Yerli, Founder, CEO and President of Crytek. “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. It’s really important to us that THQ has the faith in giving us a lot of creative freedom over one of its most important properties to allow us to bring the Homefront world to life in a new and innovative way.”
Homefront was released in March of this year. The dystopian shooter featured a United States invaded by North Korean forces. It received solid reviews and sold over a million copies in the first few months of release. Despite the success, financial issues forced THQ to shutter Kaos studios in June.