Crytek's UK-based studio formerly known as Free Radical (which developed the multiplayer in Crysis 2, and Time Splitters) has been confirmed as the developer for Homefront 2.
Taking over from the recently shuttered Kaos Studios, the Nottingham-based studio will take place after the events of the first Homefront, building upon the war story written by John Milius (Red Dawn, Conan the Barbarian, Apocalypse Now).
"We see Homefront as a really strong universe that has a lot of potential and that has been expertly created and marketed by THQ,” commented Crytek boss Cevat Yerli in the official press release.
"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."
Homefront 2 is due for release in fiscal year 2014. No other details have been released at this point in time.