Homefront had some good ideas going for it and a surprisingly enjoyable multiplayer. Sadly it never managed to realise its own potential, and since then I’ve often wondered if it would ever get a sequel.
Well, now it is. Titled Homefront: The Revolution this sequel takes place in Philidelphia which is completely controlled by Korean People’s Army, the entire country having been brought to its knees by a series of events and invaded. As a result Philidelphia has become a police state patrolled by drones.
As the player you’ll be embarking on some good old fashioned guirella warfare in order to take down the Koreans within an open world. Recruiting new resistance members and tossing together homebrew weapons are described as being ” just two of the keys to creating a powerful resistance force.”
“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.”
Furthermore there will be a four player co-op campaign.
The reveal trailer isn’t very interesting. Having said that the idea of guerilla warfare in an open-world city does appeal to me, providing the developers are willing to allow enough freedom to players to make it work.
Homefront: The Revolution is due to arrive in 2015 on Xbox One, PC and PS4.