Another chapter in the ongoing Crytek drama has closed, as the fate of Homefront: The Revolution's development has now been decided. Koch Media and vis a vis Deep Silver announced today that they've acquired the Homefront brand from Crytek, as well as all "coherent" assets related to Homefront: The Revolution. Essentially, all things Homefront related are now Deep Silver's instead of Crytek's.
Since Crytek will not longer be associated with the development of Homefront: The Revolution, Deep Silver was tasked with creating a new studio to create the game. The second part of their announcement is that they've arranged to do just this. Going forward Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, formed from Crytek's Nottingham team responsible for the development of Homefront: the Revolution, will take over the game.
Koch Media CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz offered the following prepared statement regarding today's announcements:
"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."
Considering that the rumors prior to this announcement revolved around Crytek closing the studio workin on Homefront: The Revolution, the announcement today comes as quite the breath of fresh air. Obviously the details of the purchase are unclear and it's impossible to tell how many of the previous employees have been retained, but one would hope that Deep Silver acted in part to rescue the studio and its employees on top of the project itself.
Homefront and Homefront: The Revolution will both live on. They are Deep Silver's in their entirety hopefully they've all got great things ahead of them.