The Nottingham-based developer worked on the multiplayer for Crysis 2 - previously, as independent studo Free Radical, it created cult shooter series Time Splitters and PS3-exclusive Haze.
Homefront, a military shooter set in a near future in which the US has been devastated and occupied by the 'Greater Korean Republic' was developed by Kaos Studios - despite Homefront becoming something of a hit for THQ, it closed Kaos earlier this year.
Crytek should be a good fit for the franchise though - it's own series Crysis is also set in the near future, has included the Korean military as an antagonist and featured a devastated New York in Crysis 2.
“We see Homefront as a really strong universe that has a lot of potential and that has been expertly created and marketed by THQ,” commented CXrytek boss Cevat Yerli. “We believe that bringing our level of quality, creativity and production values to the next Homefront title, creates an opportunity for both THQ and Crytek to deliver a truly blockbuster game. It’s really important to us that THQ has the faith in giving us a lot of creative freedom over one of its most important properties to allow us to bring the Homefront world to life in a new and innovative way.”
We'd expect Crytek to try and push the bar visually yet again with Homefront 2, with THQ's EVP of Core Games Danny Bilson hinting that the game will run on CryEngine 3.