Crytek and Deep Silver Joining Forces to Bring Homefront: The Revolution to PC, PS4, and XBO in 2015
After having already started development on the sequel as far back as 2011, Crytek purchased the Homefront IP in January of last year for over $500,000 during the THQ auction. Today, Crytek officially unveiled the sequel, Homefront: The Revolution, announcing that it will be co-published with Deep Silver and coming to PC (Windows, Mac, and Linux), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2015.
Homefront: The Revolution will be a free-roam first-person shooter set in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "Catastrophic events have brought the United States to its knees and enabled the Korean People's Army forces to impose a brutal military occupation. Trapped in this American nightmare, Philadelphia has become a police state, where surveillance drones and armored patrols keep her once-proud citizens at heel, crushing any dissent with totalitarian force." The game will feature a "sprawling open-world city" with unscripted firefights, the ability to recruit revolutionaries, and a crafting system to create "improvised homebrew weapons." In addition, the game will feature online co-op for up to four players, allowing you to form your own resistance cell with a few friends.
Homefront: The Revolution is obviously being developed with Crytek's own CRYENGINE, and as seen in the trailer above and screenshots below, it makes for one hell of a beautiful (but ruined) city. The game will feature such technologies as a day/night cycle, dynamic weather, and lifelike expressions, skin, and clothing. It's very rare that two powerhouse AAA publishers join forces, so I'm certainly excited to see the final product. The original Homefront received decidedly mixed reviews from critics and players alike, but the concept was certainly there.
Crytek will unveil the first gameplay demo next week at E3.
Source: Press Release