THQ has announced that a sequel to its Homefront FPS is in the works which will be produced by Crytek.
The Crysis creator picks up development duties for the second instalment in the war franchise, after Kaos Studios produced the first game. This was released back in March on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
The yet-to-be-named sequel will be released in THQ's fiscal 2014 on consoles and PC. It is set in the year 2027 after the US has been crippled by the fictional Greater Korean Republic.
"Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry's best talent,” said THQ's exec VP of core games Danny Bilson.
With Crytek's industry-leading technology and legendary experience in the FPS genre, we're supremely confident that the next Homefront will deliver triple-A quality experience that players demand.”
Crytek founder, CEO and president Cevat Yerli added: We see Homefront as a really strong universe that has a lot of potential and that has been expertly created and marketed by THQ.
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.”