Developer Crytek and Publisher Deep Silver today announced Homefront: The Revolution – an open world first person shooter sequel to the 2011 multi-platform game Homefront.
“Wage guerrilla warfare and reclaim the streets of Philadelphia in Homefront: The Revolution“ states the press release, continuing “a captivating new free-roaming FPS to be co-published in 2015 by Crytek and Deep Silver.”
“Coming to Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4, PC, Mac and Linux in 2015, Homefront: The Revolution throws players into a near future dystopia. 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.”
“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 open-world city, in which recruiting fellow revolutionaries and building improvised homebrew weapons are just two of the keys to creating a powerful resistance force.”
“The Resistance flourishes far beyond the single player. Homefront: The Revolution supports up to four players in online Co-Op gameplay where you form your own resistance cell and become renowned as Heroes of the Revolution.”
There’s also the following official trailer, which gives us a brief look at the Philadelphia setting, showing enemy technology including tanks and possible playable characters as part of the resistance. The trailer states that gameplay footage from Homefront: The Revolution will be shown at e3, most likely with more information about the game.
The original Homefront game was developed by Kaos Studios and released to a mixed response resulting in a 70% average Metacritic critic score and 5.6/10 user score and told a similar story that saw players fighting for a resistance movement in the near future. New developed Crytek are known for their work on the beautiful Crysis games and Homefront: The Revolution will be developed using their own Cryengine.
The press release also offered some artwork from the forthcoming game which can be seen below. Homefront: The Revolution is slated for release on PS4, Xbox One and PC at a non-specific time in 2015.