Deep Silver has announced that Homefront: The Revolution is currently in development.
The sequel to the 2011 hit game Homefront will be developed by a new studio due to the closure of THQ and Kaos Studios. The Revolution will be developed by Crytek UK, who previously worked on Timesplitters.
The story will take place four years after the original, where the Korean People’s Army (KPA) is still in control of the United States. The Revolution is set in Philadelphia, where a revolution begins, as the title suggests. You will play as Ethan Brady, a normal guy who joins the resistance.
Homefront: The Revolution is described as being an open-world FPS that utilizes guerilla warfare to fight back against KPA rule. Players will be able to craft their own gun using four customizable sections: the scope, grip, barrel, and conversion.
There will be a co-op mode set in the same world that is unconnected to the single-player experience. No other details about this mode have been revealed at this time.
Homefront: The Revolution is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux in 2015.
If you have been following me, you know that I love alternate history games. Even though this is set in the contemporary, I tend to count it as alternate history because of how unlikely it is. Also, I absolutely loved the original Homefront. Sure, it was short and had graphical issues, but the environment and premise were awesome! One of my favorite parts was reading the newspaper articles spread around each map to find out just how the KPA conquered America. It is a little disappointing that the sequel will not be developed by the original studio, but I have a lot of faith in Crytek. Crytek has a lot of history with FPS games, and even more history with beautiful graphics. I am in their corner and hope that Homefront: The Revolution ends up being an awesome game.