In January of 2013, Crytek, who was developing Homefront 2, agreed to purchase the franchise from a bankrupt THQ. Today, the company announced the newest entry into the series, Homefront: The Revolution.
Coming to Xbox One, PS4, PC (Mac and LInux) in 2015, Homefront: The Revolution throws players into a near future dystopia. With catastrophic events having brought the United States to its knees, the Korean People's Army forces now impose a brutal military occupation. Philadelphia has become a police state, where surveillance drones and armored patrols rule with with totalitarian force. Of course, this is Homefront, which means the oppressed are now engaging in guerrilla warfare to ambush, infiltrate, and bring down the occupiers.
Perhaps the biggest change for the series is that Homefront: The Revolution will be free-roaming. "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," Crytek explained. The game will support up to four players in online co-op where you form your own resistance cell and become renowned as Heroes of the Revolution.
"Homefront: The Revolution stands out from the crowd by immersing players in a world where they'll feel emotionally compelled to fight for their freedom," said Hasit Zala, Game Director at Crytek. "We're very excited to work with Deep Silver and deliver an experience that underlines Crytek's commitment to quality whilst tapping into the huge potential we saw when we first acquired the Homefront IP."
Homefront: The Revolution is being co-published by Crytek and Deep Silver. It'll be released in 2015.