Today we can now reveal what Crytek and Deep Silver are doing with the Homefront franchise after the IP was purchased during the collapse of THQ. Meet Homefront: The Revolution, a free roam FPS set in a near future dystopia where players must use guerrilla warfare to reclaim the streets of Philadelphia.
Coming to the PC, Mac and Linux in 2015, Homefront: The Revolution is about the catastrophic events that have brought the USA to its knees and enabled North Korean forces to impose a brutal military occupation. Trapped in this American nightmare, Philadelphia – Birthplace of Independence – has become a police state, where surveillance drones and armored patrols keep her once-proud citizens at heel, crushing any dissent with savage force.
Players will find a sprawling city at every turn, where recruiting fellow revolutionaries and building improvised homebrew weapons are essential 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. 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." said Hasit Zala, Game Director at Crytek.
"Crytek has an outstanding track record of creating AAA action games. Homefront is a fascinating IP with huge global potential. With Crytek`s technical pedigree and Deep Silver´s publishing expertise we will take the IP to new heights." says Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver / Koch Media.
Developed by Crytek's Nottingham studio, Homefront: The Revolution will harnesses the latest features of Crytek's CRYENGINE technology when it launches in 2015. You can view the first announcement trailer below: