Homefront: The Revolution was set to be a revival of the original Homefront game that THQ had since moved on from. However, it looks like the next installment may be in flux for a little bit longer as well.
The game was set to be developed by Crytek, but the company has experience some significant issues and has been reportedly struggling with money issues. The situation has gotten so bad at points that employees have walked off due to not receiving paychecks.
Deep Silver, the publisher for Homefront: The Revolution now owns the rights to the game and will work towards making it come to life.
Crytek UK employees will transfer over to Deep Silver, while Crytek USA will be significantly scaled back. It appears that Crytek as a whole is experiencing more struggles than first imagined.
Crytek did send out a statement via email in which Crytek CEO Cervat Yerli said, “We would like to thank all our staff – past and present – in both Nottingham and Austin for their contributions to the company, and we wish all the very best to anyone who may no longer be under the Crytek banner moving forward. Crytek studios in Budapest, Istanbul, Kiev, and Sofia will continue operating as usual. Locations in Shanghai and Seoul are now under review for “closer collaboration.”
It remains to be seen what will happen with both Crytek as a whole as well as Homefront: The Revolution, but for now it looks like the game is the least of the company’s problems.