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'Homefront 2' release in jeopardy due to THQ sale


New Homefront 2 developer, Crytek, have revealed that the game's release date may be in jeopardy due to THQ's recent sale.

According to Nick Button-Brown, speaking with VG247, stated that the sale of the IP to Crytek may cause the game's original release date - 2015 - to slip.
“Crytek’s focus is fairly similar to THQ’s -namely to make the best game possible,” he explained, “so this will not have too much impact on the development itself. However, we might change the release date that we haven’t announced, and move this to another release date we won’t announce yet either.”
Button-Brown also talked about what it would be like the new developers of a struggling franchise;
“The main reason we wanted to purchase the IP was because the game is coming along so well. The team in Crytek UK has put their heart and soul into the game, and the progress is great – [our] last milestone was excellent.

“The worst case scenario for us was that this situation meant that all that work just ended up being thrown into the bin, so we wanted to buy the IP to make sure the team can finish off the game they wish to make. But we always have and will believe in the potential of the IP. This is why we agreed to work on it in the first place, so it’s now beneficial for us to have control over the IP’s destiny.”
Button-Brown also stated that more news regarding Homefront 2 will be coming soon.
“Soon… Currently we are trying to get all the paperwork closed on this, but we would like to be a little more open, than if we were working with a publisher.

“Also, right now, we are talking about how we should and would like to work with the community and we will try to let everyone know what we are doing, as soon as we can.”

In closing Button-Brown wanted to share his condolences for THQ following its sale, “Our experience with them was really good. They were a good partner and through to the end they always treated us with respect and honesty. We are very sorry to see them go and really feel for our friends on the THQ side who are now out of a job.”
Homefront was a very underwhelming first person shooter.