Spit and polish

Homefront divided opinion upon its release in early 2011. Despite not receiving particularly positive reviews, the THQ published first-person shooter enjoyed a fairly favourable commercial reception, thanks in part to a strong promotional push.

The sequel to Homefront is currently in development at former TimeSplitters studio Crytek UK – and company executive Avni Yerli believes that the combination of the developer’s talent and THQ’s marketing clout will ensure that the title is a success:

It has a huge mind share, everybody knows the IP. The first game has indeed a low Metacritic, but due to really great positioning and great marketing it has reached a good mind share.

I think with Crytek quality attached to it and similar marketing attached to it, it can make a big splash at the time it comes out.

Very little is known about Homefront 2 other than that it is in development for “consoles” and due out at some point between April 2013 and March 2014. With that release window in mind, we doubt we'll be hearing any solid information about the shooter for some time.

[source gamesindustry.biz]