Homefront acquired by Deep Silver, production of sequel to continue at fresh studio

Clearly tired of Crytek's "transitional phase," publisher Deep Silver's parent company has acquired the Homefront intellectual property and related assets from Crytek. Homefront: The Revolution was under production at Crytek UK, with recent reports declaring production had halted and the game's director resigned.

"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," said Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz.

The game will now be completed by the newly founded Nottingham-based Deep Silver Dambuster Studio. We've followed up with Deep Silver about whether staff from Crytek UK is transitioning over and will update with any further details.

Homefront has had the happy home life of a Stark child in its brief lifetime. It was originally developed by Kaos Studios (deceased) and publisher THQ (deceased). It was then purchased by Crytek (currently in trouble) for a half-million dollars and given to Crytek UK, formerly known as Free Radical, which itself was a studio with a troubled past - remember Haze?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.