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Homefront: The Revolution Coming to Xbox One, PS4, PC

/ Jun 3rd, 2014 No Comments

Homefront: The Revolution

Crytek and Deep Silver announced the two will co-publish a new entry in the Homefront series. Homefront: The Revolution launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux in 2015.

Homefront: The Revolution is a free-roaming first-person shooter where players wage guerrilla warfare to reclaim the streets of Philadelphia. The world of Homefront: The Revolution is set in a near future dystopia. The United States has been crippled due to catastrophic events allowing the Korean People’s Army forces to assert military control.

Philadelphia is now a police state in this fallen America. The Korean People’s Army cracks down on the population with surveillance drones and armored patrols. Dissent and hints of rebellion are dashed at the hand of the totalitarian force.

[adsense250itp]Players will use guerrilla tactics to ambush, infiltrate and hit and run superior forces in un-scripted firefights. The game takes place in an open-world city where players can recruit fellow revolutionaries and build improvised weapons. In addition to single player, the game will support up to four players in online co-op allowing players to form their own resistance cell and gain rep among the Revolution.

The game marks the first time Crytek and Deep Silver have worked together. Crytek’s Nottingham studio is developing the game using the latest CRYENGINE technology. Homefront originally was published by THQ with the now defunct Kaos Studios developing the game.

After THQ’s bankruptcy it sold the rights to the Homefront series to Crytek. Crytek’s UK studio was tapped to develop the sequel for THQ before bankruptcy. Homefront: The Revolution is the Crytek’s first use of the rights.

Announcement Trailer

Quick Take

Since the bankruptcy of THQ and the selling off of all its IPs, most of what we’ve seen were the nearly completed projects. Homefront: The Revolution marks the start of new projects emanating from the sad fall of the mid-tier publisher. It also marks another pseudo-open world game set in a prominent American city to be given a dystopian Orwellian make-over.

By the end of 2015 gamers will have visited totalitarian Chicago, New York, Seattle and Philadelphia, hopefully by 2017 a developer will do dypstopian Birmark, North Dakota. The trailer for Homefront: The Revolution is pretty slick and shows how pretty the game should be using Crytek’s CRYENGINE.

 

Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. While he is Orange County born, he now resides in Portland, OR. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs

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