Crytek: Homefront 2 is the most important project for THQ
Runs on CryEngine 3.
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has revealed that Homefront 2 will be the game that will turn around THQ’s fortunes. The company is going through a rough patch with hardly any cash in hand, however, they have two major games coming like Metro: Last Light and Homefront 2.
The latter is being developed by Crytek and uses the studio’s CryEngine 3. Homefront turned out to be a big flop when you consider hardly anyone talks about it but still managed to sell about 2 million units, and when you consider Microsoft had marketed that really well, they probably broke even on that.
“Our support and collaboration with THQ has been really strong. But obviously, it’s an unsettling experience at times when you read this news [about trouble at THQ],” he said in an interview with RPS.
“I mean, we’ve constantly had a great relationship and communication with THQ’s top management. What’s more unsettling isn’t when we read the news – because we kind of already know these things before the public – but when some of the team members don’t know the details, and they get concerned. And then the fanbase gets that way as well. When the fanbase of Homefront or Crytek gets worried, we need to fix that.”
“We know how our relationship is, but we don’t know what’s happening to fix THQ’s financial problems. That’s THQ’s prerogative. But we have hopes that THQ is going to turn around, and Homefront 2 is a very big part of that turnaround.
“I would say it’s probably the most important project, actually. I would say it’s the IP that’s most relevant along with Saints Row. Those two are pretty much THQ’s flagship.”
The game has no release window but could be released next year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.