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PS4's Homefront: The Revolution Development to Be Finished by Dambuster Studio

Posted by Sammy Barker

Deep Silver digs deep to acquire cursed brand

We’re not entirely sure why anyone would want to own the Homefront franchise at this point, as in addition to being a property with very little to differentiate itself from the wealth of other modern military brands on the market, it also appears to carry a curse. After killing off THQ a couple of years back, it’s now tossed Crytek into the depths of despair. Apparently, publisher Deep Silver reckons that it can break the spell, though, as it’s acquired the rights to the series and all of its assets.

Amazingly, it’s also formed a new Nottingham-based developer named Dambuster Studio in order to complete production on the ill-fated PlayStation 4 first-person shooter, Homefront: The Revolution. As far as we can tell, this outfit is pretty much just Crytek UK under a new alias, so don’t think that Timesplitters 4 is totally off the cards just yet, as we have to imagine that the publisher has purchased that as part of the package. It would be kind of crazy if it hadn’t, anyway.

Believe it or not, the new Homefront game has been in production since 2011, and was only announced mere weeks ago prior to E3 2014. Since then, Crytek has happened upon hard times, with many of the employees working at Crytek UK not getting paid. This acquisition should see the release actually make it to retail next year, but given the history of the series in question, all bets are off at this point.

[via eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (7)

BenTarrant

#1

BenTarrant said:

Hahaha! Just as I was starting to worry again about Time Splitters you reignite the hope. This franchise truly is cursed. Hopefully the shift, however small, won't shine through in the finished product.

Punished_Boss

#2

Punished_Boss said:

Crytek UK gets cursed franchise and now they are closed :( Who gets Timesplitters? Well Crytek just messed up.

Demi_God

#6

Demi_God said:

I liked the first game, campaign wise. If this game is that cursed, why are they taking such a risk on this game. Any normal studio wouldn't bother with this, it's to much of a gamble. If doors get shut because of the money being thrown at this title....meh, I dunno, I just don't know. o.O

wagleton

#7

wagleton said:

The game must be in a state close to completion. I've had fun with deep silver games lets hope this is fun too.

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