THQ's Homefront was met with mixed critical reception, including PALGN's very own review. Sadly, regardless of how fans felt, Homefront led to the demise of Kaos Studios, the developer that founded the franchise.
Not wanting to let an apparently good thing go to waste, THQ has today announced, via press release, the continuation of the franchise, but with Kaos Studios gone a new name has been called in to take the reigns. That name is Crytek.
Famous for their Crysis series of games, THQ has signed a deal with the developer to continue the Homefront franchise with a new entry on PC and consoles (possibly next generation's) sometime in 2014. Details on the next game are obviously kept under wraps at this point, and we don't expect to hear much for some time, but given Crytek's previous work it is likely that Homefront 2 will use the next iteration of the studio's in-house engine - CryEngine.
What will become of Homefront under the guidance of someone new? Let us know how you feel about the shift in the comments.
UDPATE: Word from Gamespot points to Crytek's UK branch, formally Free Radical staff, as the studio tasked with taking control of the Homefront brand.