Out of nowhere it seems, Crytek and Deep Silver have announced that they are co-publishing the sequel to 2011’s Homefront with Homefront: The Revolution.
Crytek bought the rights to the game series after THQ went away a couple of years ago and although they said that they would keep the series alive, a lot of people thought this was just wishful thinking but it’s real and it’s coming next next year.
Set in Philadelphia, the game employs more of an open-world feel and mechanics that those who have previewed the game to compare it to Far Cry 3 which was widely liked by critics and fans.
Homefront: The Revolution throws players into a near future dystopia where catastrophic events have brought the USA to its knees and enabled North Korean forces to impose a brutal military occupation. Trapped in this American nightmare, Philadelphia – Birthplace of Independence – has become a police state, where surveillance drones and armored patrols keep her once-proud citizens at heel, crushing any dissent with savage force.
To overcome their oppressors, players will have to engage in guerrilla warfare and use ambush, infiltration and hit and run tactics in thrilling un-scripted firefights. At every turn they’ll find a sprawling city, in which recruiting fellow revolutionaries and building improvised homebrew weapons are just two of the keys to creating a powerful resistance force.
Homefront: The Revolution will be hitting Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2015.