Today, Crytek and Deep Silver officially revealed Homefront: The Revolution, a first person shooter set in a North Korean occupied USA. . This title is the long awaited sequel to the 2011 shooter. Homefront: The Revolution is set to release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2015. The game is set four years after the events of Homefrent, which foretold a dark future in which the US and many other nations were invaded by North Korea.
Many will remember that Homefront was initially published by THQ alongside a massive advertising campaign. After THQ went bankrupt, Germany based studio Crytek acquired the rights to the Homefront franchise. Crytek is well known for the Crysis series, a trilogy synonymous with unparalleled graphical fidelity. The UK branch of Crytek were assigned the responsibility of working on this title, which has been in development for a number of years.
Deep Silver were revealed to be the publisher of Homefront: The Revolution. Deep Silver, like Crytek, is also a German based company. Deep Silver acquired a number of other franchises from the THQ bankruptcy, publishing a titles such as Saints Row 4 and the Metro: Last Light.
It’s unsurprising that Homefront: The Revolution is only releasing on the new generation of consoles and PC. With Crytek’s reputation for incredible visuals and taxing games, Homefront: The Revolution is likely to release as one of the most visually impressive titles ever released. With Crytek at the helm, the title also has the potential to eclipse it’s somewhat lacking predecessor and establish it as one of this generations go-to shooters.
Unlike the first entry in the series, Homefront: The Revolution is an open world first person shooter set in Philadelphia that also features four player co-op. Fasahit Salim, a game designer at Crytek UK stated, “We saw the huge, untapped potential that Homefront had to offer. It was set in a dystopian open world that we wanted to push forward with the CryEngine as fare as we possibly could.”
Homefront: The Revolution will feature dynamic weather as well as a day and night cycle. Crytek is toting non linear missions that provide for multiple strategies and methods of tackling missions. The player will be able to recruit NPC’s, establishes safe houses and bases and capture weapons that can be used in the “Second War of Independence.”
All of this information is very intriguing. Homefront was a sometimes fun, but ultimately unremarkable shooter experience. With Crytek promising so much potential in this ambitious venture, Homefront: The Revolution could become one of the biggest games of 2015, though it definitely has a lot of competition to get there. A full gameplay demo will be unveiled at E3 next week.
Homefront: The Revolution is launching on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2015.