The openworld FPS Homefront: The Revolution was thought to be dead by many when THQ closed the previous development studio and sold the IP to Crytek in 2014.
…and then it was thought to be dead again when Crytek failed to pay its staff and announced that “internal restructuring” forced them to sell the IP to Koch Bros.
Now, finally some good news for anyone that’s been holding on in the hopes that this game would break ground soon. Being developed by Deep Silver, Homefront: The Revolution has reared its head again in a more emotional trailer dubbed “Thank You.”
Homefront takes players through the Greater Korean Republic’s takeover of the United States. Philadelphia serves as the primary operating base for the GKR, and the story of guerrilla warfare begins among the Pennsylvanian residents.
Since the Deep Silver take over, a greater focus has been placed on co-op — letting players build their own Resistance Cells by recruiting more fighters and gathering supplies.
The game promises to not play like a standard FPS.
“this is no linear shooter; learn the art of guerrilla warfare and use ambush, infiltration and hit and run tactics against your foe in thrilling un-scripted firefights” – Gamescom 2015 press release
Homefront: The Revolution is slated to release sometime in 2016 on Mac, PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but no specific date is certain as of yet.