Deep Silver has officially announced Homefront: The Revolution, an open-world FPS sequel to 2011’s Homefront. The game will release in 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux.
The game takes place in Philadelphia, four years after a Korean military occupation of North America. The city is regularly patrolled by soldiers and drones, and civilians live in fear under the oppression of a police state.
Beyond the city is a red zone where a resistance is forming: “A guerrilla force, determined to fight for their freedoms despite overwhelming odds and ignite the second American Revolution.”
A press release from Deep Silver detailed several features of the game:
- Explore a living, breathing open world – experience true open world gameplay in a first person shooter, brought to life with astonishing CRYENGINE-powered visuals
- Wage Guerrilla Warfare – 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
- Build the Resistance – recruit revolutionaries to the cause, establish bases and safehouses, capture and customise a deadly arsenal, and build improvised, homebrew weapons for your Guerrilla Tool Kit
- Ignite the Revolution – from oppressed citizen to revolutionary leader, an epic single-player campaign tells the story of the second War of Independence. The dynamic, evolving world responds to your actions as an oppressed nation rises up in defiance against the occupation
- Online Co-OP – take the battle online, form a Resistance Cell with your friends and earn your reputation as Heroes of the Revolution
Homefront: The Revolution is being developed by Crytek’s Nottingham studio. Crytek acquired the rights to Homefront from THQ when it went bankrupt last year.