Whoa, there’s going to be another Homefront game? That’s right. The evil trash monsters at THQ were unable to hold this franchise back (thank God) and the industry will be seeing a sequel to the game that many felt was slept on but a great first person shooter experience both in gripping single player based on the emotions fueled by a new world war taking place on American soil as well as its online multiplayer with dedicated servers. The new title appears to not feature competitive multiplayer (unless it has yet to be announced) but will provide 4 player co-op and is being published through a co-publishing agreement naming Deep Silver and Crytek as both publishers on the deal.
Stepping up to the plate to make this possible is our good ol’ friends at the ever ambitious and ever badazz games publishing firm Deep Silver (who you may remember recently brought Saints Row IV back to life from the pits of THQ hell as well). The development will be handled by none other than Crytek.
This game takes place in an alternate near-future during which the United States has been occupied by an enemy force the past 4 years by Korea. It’s up to the people of America to take this country back and liberate it from a purely brutal military force but unlike the first Homefront this game takes place long after that initial invasion and those who would join you are quelled into silence and non-action – requiring you to spark their hope in fighting back against the reality they’ve been waking up to every day for the past half of a decade.
Details about the game:
– Open World First Person Shooter – Day and Night dynamically change as the suburbs of Philly are defended by an underground rebellion against an invading force. Crytek’s Nottingham studio is in charge of the development of this title which is also boasting an increased graphical fidelity thanks to a change of technology utilizing the next-gen consoles and latest computer hardware respectively.
– Philadelphia Police State – For those who don’t know, this is a setting that basically means Martial Law. Think about cops equipped with full assault equipment and roaming neighborhoods making sure people are either detained, docile, or laying down without breathing. Similar to the intense setting that we saw in the original Homefront, Crytek’s new game The Revolution is expected to pull at some heart strings and present somewhat feasible problems that Americans could face in the future (but hopefully won’t).
– Guerrilla Tool Kit + Revolutionary Warfare – Players are tasked with salvaging interesting items and gun parts they find in order to create home-made weapons out of them. Beyond this, players are also going to have to pick and choose their battles using tactics and strategy that are appropriate for such a lopsided battle. The American Army is lacking most, if not all, of its power since Korea has seized it for themselves. Players also have to create their own “Safe Houses” and recruit soldiers to their team. Crytek has even stated that many of the battles are completely unscripted.
– Four Player Online Co-Op “Heroes of the Revolution” Mode
Taking Homefront into the open world space and bringing players into a narrative about revolution in defense against invaders, that is close to home will likely redefine the game and bring out the best elements of the original while doing so. Crytek definitely has the catalog to be trustworthy based on resume when it comes to preserving the integrity of the gameplay (specifically the feel of the shooting mechanics and battles) that Homefront presented as well.
It will be some time until we learn more about the title, and 2015 before the game launches for XO, PS4, and Computer platforms. For now, this is all the info we have available. Check out the video released today with this announcement as well as official hi-resolution images below.
Announcement Trailer of Homefront: The Revolution:
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE, Windows PC, Mac OS X, Linux
Release Date: TBA 2015
Excerpt from the Official Press Release:
“Crytek has an outstanding track record of creating AAA action games. Homefront is a fascinating IP with huge global potential. With Crytek`s technical pedigree and Deep Silver´s publishing expertise, we will take the IP to new heights,” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver / Koch Media.
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