Almost 18 months after paying US $500,000 for the rights to Homefront in a THQ fire sale, Crytek has announced formal plans to continue the franchise with Homefront: The Revolution. Development will be handled by Crytek Nottingham and the game will be published by Deep Silver, which also released fellow THQ refugees Metro: Last Light and Saints Row IV.
The action will again take place in a United States that has been invaded and occupied by a unified Korea.
The first game in the series, developed by Kaos Studios, mimicked the Call of Duty model of heavily scripted action. Homeland: The Revolution will be going in a slightly different direction. According to Crytek, the new game will challenge players to “engage in guerrilla warfare and use ambush, infiltration and hit and run tactics in thrilling unscripted firefights.” Producer David Stenton has even described the forthcoming sequel as “open world”.
Players will also be challenged to craft their own weapons and recruit soldiers to their cause.
Homefront: The Revolution is slated for release on XBO, PS4 and PC in 2015.