Crytek sells Homefront rights to Koch Media

The return of Homefront was one of the big reveals at E3 this year – but less than two months later, and things have already changed. Homefront: The Revolution has changed hands again following the drama at Crytek – it’s now settling into its new home at Koch Media and Deep Silver.

Homefront was originally a THQ property, developed in-house at Kaos Studios. First the developer folded, and the publisher brought Crytek on board… and then the publisher folded, and Crytek bought the property outright, agreeing to publish the game with Deep Silver.

Then, everything went quiet for a while, before the big E3 reveal of Homefront: The Revolution, and we thought that was probably enough drama for one game.

We were wrong. Crytek is still denying that it’s in financial trouble, but it’s quietly sold off the brand “and all coherent assets” to Koch Media.

Homefront: The Revolution will now be developed by newly-founded Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, based in Nottingham.

Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media Group explains:

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.

Deep Silver Dambuster Studios is the third developer under the Koch Media Group umbrella, joining Deep Silver Volition (another THQ refugee) and mobile studio Deep Silver Fishlabs.

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