Crytek: Homefront 2 “Can [Still] Make A Big Splash”

Crytek co-founder Avni Yerli believes Homefront 2 can still make a big splash when it releases, despite Homefront’s disappointing MetaCritic score of 70.

Speaking to GI International at GDC, Yerli and games GM Nick Button-Brown said that Homefront 2 can be comparatively successful.

The first game has indeed a low Metacritic, but due to really great positioning and great marketing it has reached a good mind share. And I think with Crytek quality attached to it and similar marketing attached to it, it can make a big splash at the time it comes out.

Can it make a big splash? Perhaps. But will that be the muddy splash of a car driving by the curb as you’re walking down the sidewalk, or the playful splash of the attractive young lady at the pool that’s trying to get your attention?

Button-Brown added:

When you look at the world they created in the first game and the world that they were talking about for the second game, the setting they were talking about… obviously we can’t talk about it yet, but it’s really cool.

Really cool, huh? Anyone want to bet Homefront 2 will be set on a space station orbiting Mars? No takers?


via VG247

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2 Comments on Crytek: Homefront 2 “Can [Still] Make A Big Splash”

Tony

On March 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

If they keep the original team and/or their previous outtakes on what makes a game worth playing it will most likely fail. Homefront was a great game and concept, but with the extreme lack of support and understanding of what gaming really is it failed. They talked the talk before release and then did not deliver. They finally did have the game where it should had been at launch, bug fixes – properly configured game – etc. But a lot to late as they lost their fan base by then. I for one am gun shy by it and will not preorder as I did the last one. I’ll wait to see if they know what they are doing before I purchase again.

G.A.R.B.A.G.E

On March 19, 2012 at 10:38 am

“They talked the talk before release and then did not deliver. ” -Tony

Agreed. They did the same with Frontlines Fuel of War.
“Fool me once (Frontlines), Shame on you, Fool me twice (Homefront), Shame on me.”
Future purchase? Highly doubt it.