Deep Silver announced in a press conference earlier today that they have succeeded in their acquisition for Homefront. For those of you who don't know, the original Homefront game was developed by Kaos Studios, and produced by THQ. Both of those companies are no longer around, which was when Crytek had taken the reigns to develop the Homefront sequel (not for free of course, Crytek acquired Homefront from THQ for $544,000 last year). I suppose it's safe to say that the game will be in good hands for it's release on Mac, Linux, Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media said at the press conference:
"We are thrilled to see another great IP joining the Deep Silver universe. We strongly believe in the potential of Homefront: The Revolution and trust in the new team to continue the path they have been walking in the last years."
With Deep Silvers acquisition of this new IP an all of its assets, development of the game has been assigned to Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, also based in Nottingham. Which may not sound familiar to some Deep Silver enthusiasts, but that's perfectly normal. The Dambuster Studios division of Deep Silver was solely created to work on the Homefront series (future and current development of things related to the game). Dambuster Studios is one of three internal development sectors owned by Deep Silver. The other two development sectors are in Illinois and Germany, Deep Silver Volition and Deep Silver Fishlabs.
Speculations aside, it seems that Crytek may be dealing with upcoming financial issues. One could derive this idea based on the decisions the company has recently been making, specifically this one and the statement released earlier this week regarding their future endeavors. There's no real reason for you to sell something you paid so much money for...unless you're in need of money yourself. Although Deep Silver now owns Homefront, there have been no official releases regarding the financial statistics behind the deal.
Personally, I've never played the original Homefront game. But with the recent buying, selling and re-upholstery of game titles and other technology that has been going on during the year of 2014, you can only wonder if we're going to lose or gain from it. From the game moving from one studio to another, we can assume that there may be many changes now made to the game, but it would only be sensible to continue working on the framework that's already in place from the previous developers. I will try to add any relevent information regarding this transition for the game title as I see it appear and verified. Have any of you 7s community members been avid fans of the Homefront series?