Train2Game student thoughts on Homefront 2 being developed by Crytek

Train2Game students have reacted to the news that Crytek are working on a Homefront sequel scheduled for release in 2014, and there are some interesting comments among them.

“Not bad, I liked the story of Homefront and to be honest I never played the multiplayer” said Alex Norton on the Train2Game Facebook page “But it was enjoyable, plus it’s always a good thing to hear that games are being delayed generally they get better (e.g. Mass Effect 3)”

Train2Game student Shaun also believes the lengthy development time will ultimately be a positive thing for Homefront 2.

“GOOD! I think games are rushed to much to cope with demand! 3 to 4 years, I reckon.”

However, Train2Game student Michael Caine thinks a 2014 release could be risky, given that the next generation of consoles is predicted to hit the market around then.

“Isn’t 2014 pushing it for the new instalment if predictions are right for a 2014 next gen?” he said on the Train2Game Facebook page “Kinect should be used along with control if the predictions fail but last gen can still survive years through a new gen so it could be a 50/50 gamble. I guess we’ll have to see.”

There are also those who are less enthusiastic about the news that Crytek will be taking control of the Homefront brand.

“I’d stay away if I were Crytek…..Homefront isnt worth the effort as it hardly set the world on fire. Make a new IP.” said Train2Game student Kev Curtis.

Meanwhile, on the Train2Game forum, Train2Game student Craig Moore doesn’t sound keen on more Homefront.

“I thought Homefront was a gigantic flop ?! Why the hell are they keeping this IP alive?” he asked.

These are just a few of Train2Game students thoughts on the prospect of a new Homefront title by Crytek, but what is your opinion?

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Train2Game news: Homefront sequel in development at Crytek UK

Train2Game students may be surprised to hear this, but not only is Homefront getting a sequel, it’s being developed by Crytek.

As reported by ther Train2Game blog, the THQ published Homefront topped the charts back in March despite lucklustre reviews from critics. It stayed there for a week before being dislodged by Crysis 2…from Crytek.

The yet to be named sequel will be produced using Crytek’s impressive CryEngine 3, and according to Develop, it’ll be developed by the studios UK based arm in Nottingham.

“Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry’s best talent,” said THQ EVP Danny Bilson

“Homefront’s unique setting and storyline captivated gamers the world over. 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.” he concluded.

“We see Homefront as a really strong universe that has a lot of potential and that has been expertly created and marketed by THQ,” added CEO and President of Crytek Cevat Yerli

“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.” he said

The newly announced Homefront title is scheduled for release in 2014 on ‘console and PC platforms’ The non-specific naming of any particular consoles could raise eyebrows amongst Train2Game students, could we be looking at a next-gen title already?

Are you excited by the announcment? Can Crytek make Homefront into an outstanding game? And what are your thoughts on the 2014 release schedule?

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