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Deep Silver, famed for it's publishing of such titles as Metro: Last Light, Saints Row IV, and Dead Island will now be bringing Homefront: The Revolution to the stage, as the original developers have handed over the game to Deep Silver. Crytek UK is having nothing short of massive problems, with employees being skimped on paychecks, employee strikes and refusals to work, and now after all that they are going to be forced to give the game to Deep Silver. IGN.com reports that not only has Deep Silver bought out all rights for the game, but they've picked up any, "Coherent assets from Crytek", meaning that the studio is now reshaping itself under Deep Silver, and is rumored to be a newer reformed studio in Nottingham called Dambuster Studios. This isn't the first time Deep Silver has picked up a game previously owned by THQ. Or even the second time they've bought a game that THQ originally owned. Homefront is the third game that Deep Silver has picked up in the wake of THQ's downfall, and so far they haven't done all that bad with their licenses. Saints Row IV did very well with critics, being praised over it's predecessor. Metro: Last Light did extremely well as well, making quite a few Game of the Year lists last year. The original Homefront didn't have a lot going for it, with competition with titles like Call of Duty and Battlefield, and a pretty lackluster overall game, it's easy to see why Homefront wasn't as successful as we were hoping. That's not to say Deep Silver hasn't had some shady moments. The release of Ride to Hell: Retribution was labeled as one of the worst games to ever exist, and Dead Island had similar reviews! Metro: Last Light's pre-order DLC and Saint's Row's massive amount of Add-On content hurt the reputation of both titles. View attachment: HOMEFRONT_THE_REVOLUTION_ANNOUNCE_5-pc-games.png Do you trust Deep Silver with genuine successes like Metro and Saints Row behind their belt? Or have games like Ride to Hell and Dead Island soured your taste with them? Be sure to let me know below, thanks for reading!
Crytek UK, under many allegations in the recent days for neglection of payment to it's employees which can be viewed in Unease P34nut's article here, has reported stopped production on Homefront: The Revolution due to it's core employees flat out not coming in to work and refusing to do so. Crytek UK has been quite a big company in the recent years, but most remember them not as Crytek UK, but as Free Radical Design, makers of the TimeSplitters series and the game Haze on the PS3, they also took head of Crysis 2 and did work on Crysis 3. Kotaku.com says that this seemingly lofty studio with a generally good history and solid name is stopping production on one of their titles, Homefront 2, due to employees not working. While no official delay for the Homefront sequel has been announced, and this whole issue seems to be under the process of being swept under the rug, it's very likely we won't see anything from them until 2016 with over 100 leaving. Crytek UK itself is hoping greatly for it's parent publisher, Deep Silver, to purchase it so it can begin to recover. The effects have already taken a beating on the company though, with a Ryse sequel cancelled, Homefront 2 pre-orders not going as amazingly as a sequel to a game like this should, and a loss of trust from employees, gamers, and reviewers. View attachment: hftherevolution.jpg What is your take on this, were you excited for Homefront: The Revolution? Tell me about it below, thanks for reading!