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Despite nobody asking, there’s a new Homefront coming

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Homefront

Homefront is a mediocre game. The original, developed by Kaos and published by the now-defunct THQ told some asinine story of a bunch of revolutionaries fighting against military occupation of US soil. It ended up with a cool setting and atmosphere, but little else. It was met with middling critical reception and sales. For some or other reason, Crytek saw potential, and picked up the IP in the great THQ fire sale of 2012. They’ve announced its sequel.

“Wage guerrilla warfare and reclaim the streets of Philadelphia in ‘Homefront: The Revolution’ – a captivating new free roam FPS to be co-published by Crytek and Deep Silver,” says the press release.

Interestingly, they’re turning the game in to an open world FPS that will have players replying on ambush and guerrilla tactics, blending with infiltration and hit-and-run madness using home-crafted weapons.

"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,” says 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."

"Crytek has an outstanding track record of creating AAA action games,” beams Deep Silver’s CEO DR Klemens Kundratitz. “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."

Here’s the game’s feature set in hand-dandy bulletpoint form.

  • 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

It’s coming to the new consoles and PCs next year.

Last Updated: June 3, 2014

45 Comments

  1. Pieter Kruger

    June 3, 2014 at 08:33

    No thank you….

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    • FoxOneZA

      June 3, 2014 at 09:47

      Ditto. It’s sounding like the multiplatform version of Killzone.

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 3, 2014 at 08:36

    Sounds pretty interesting, just depends on how big that open world really is.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 3, 2014 at 08:38

      I wonder where the story picks up, if I remember correctly they basically turned the war around by the end of the first.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 3, 2014 at 08:39

        Spoiler alert 🙁 It’s on the backlog heh

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 3, 2014 at 08:42

          The games three years old. LOL You really are a hoarder. But now you have no excuse to play it I guess?

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 3, 2014 at 08:45

            You can’t be a hoarder on PC because you can’t resell them even if you wanted too ;P

          • Hammersteyn

            June 3, 2014 at 08:55

            Well yeah…. need to think of a new title then

          • Admiral Chief Kilo

            June 3, 2014 at 09:07

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 3, 2014 at 09:13

            Hmm not sure. That would mean we’ve been indoctrinated, probably by the twin Reapers of Steam & Gabe :/

    • Admiral Chief Kilo

      June 3, 2014 at 08:40

      Yeah, its all about the size 😉

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  3. Hammersteyn

    June 3, 2014 at 08:37

    From the description it seems like the SP will be longer than six hours this time round which is a good thing, plus unlike Freedom Fighters that never got a sequel which pissed me off we get to see what happens next.

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    • Matewis Jubilai

      June 3, 2014 at 08:54

      Freedom Fighters was awesome! I get the feeling though that it might have been a bit overlooked by most people

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 3, 2014 at 09:01

        Loved the game, read that Kane and Lynch was the spiritual successor. Love the first Kane and Lynch second one was horrible. Still wanted a sequel though

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        • Matewis Jubilai

          June 3, 2014 at 09:04

          Almost forgot about Kane and Lynch 😛 Didn’t know it was a spiritual successor though, which makes me want to check it out even more!

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  4. Dutch Matrix

    June 3, 2014 at 08:39

    No ones gonna go apeshit for this…

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  5. Admiral Chief Kilo

    June 3, 2014 at 08:40

    Seems cool

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  6. HvR - THE Average GAmer

    June 3, 2014 at 08:45

    Can it run Homefront2?

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  7. Matewis Jubilai

    June 3, 2014 at 08:48

    As long as they move away from cod and more in the direction of http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/freedom-fighters. Freedom fighters was great fun and I’ve always liked Red Dawn, so the first Homefront already peaked my interest, until I heard it had a disappointingly short campaign 😛 Sounded essentially like cod with a Red Dawn theme 🙁

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  8. Mathias

    June 3, 2014 at 08:53

    You don’t get it. The multiplayer made this game a real breath of fresh air for the online FPS genre… But because it didn’t have nice graphics and wasn’t too easy to get into, people shat on it and didn’t give it a fair chance.

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    • Umar's Crown

      June 3, 2014 at 09:01

      What was so fresh about it? Given I never played MP that much it seemed like your standard MP affair with a skill and ability system

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    • Uberutang

      June 3, 2014 at 12:06

      MP was awesome!

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  9. Labey-Kun

    June 3, 2014 at 09:00

    It does look promising, considering the demo was running real time but on which platform is the question.

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  10. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 3, 2014 at 09:01

    “Homefront is a mediocre game”
    lol All FPS games are boring snore fest’s ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. So much for next gen. It’s the same shitty R850 4-6hour 3d space invaders gun reloading SIM.

    Next gen whack a mole.

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    • Admiral Chief Kilo

      June 3, 2014 at 09:06

      Get your old ass over to Auraxis and start playing a real game then!

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      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 3, 2014 at 09:11

        If I had the amount of braincells required to play one of those crazy EVE strat games. Then I would be coding the PS3 version of Skyrim 😛

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        • Admiral Chief Kilo

          June 3, 2014 at 09:20

          Its not strat OVG, its massive planetary combat, like a beefed up Battlefield

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          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 3, 2014 at 10:15

            Kind of like North Korea 😉

          • Admiral Chief Kilo

            June 3, 2014 at 10:17

            Except, actually able to do combat

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 3, 2014 at 09:26

          EVE isn’t a game. It’s Excel with graphics.

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          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 3, 2014 at 10:33

            lol

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 3, 2014 at 09:10

      Oh shut up. “boring snore fests” Stop playing COD then. 😛

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      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 3, 2014 at 09:13

        One does not play COD. One holds on for dear life and lets COD play them.

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        • Admiral Chief Kilo

          June 3, 2014 at 09:20

          O_O

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        • HvR - THE Average GAmer

          June 3, 2014 at 09:25

          and the ride is also a lot shorter than you think it is going to be

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          • Dutch Matrix

            June 3, 2014 at 09:30

            What she said about you to her best friend the next day?

  11. Jonah Cash

    June 3, 2014 at 09:18

    Coolest water tank ever!!!

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  12. Xcalibersa

    June 3, 2014 at 09:51

    I will never trust anything Crytek says

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  13. Johan du Preez

    June 3, 2014 at 09:57

    Looks as crap as the first one.

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  14. Tauriq Moosa

    June 3, 2014 at 10:11

    Great potential. Open world, thoughtful tactics, beautiful graphics, interesting environment and character development (from normal bloke to revolutionary leader) – will probably be really disappointing.

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    • Admiral Chief Kilo

      June 3, 2014 at 10:17

      Glass half empty eh?

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  15. Viking Of Science

    June 3, 2014 at 10:44

    But Will the campaign last more than 3 hours?

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  16. Uberutang

    June 3, 2014 at 12:05

    IF they can get the openworld to work like Arma or Flashpoint , but more urban settings, it could work.

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  17. Gerhard

    June 3, 2014 at 12:34

    FPS not getting a lot of love from you guys, but I love them. Looking forward to this although it looks like they are bringing some other elements into it.
    Just hope it is not it is not 5 minutes of shooting and two hours of walking around talking to other characters, answering mails and other useless, mundane tasks that has no place in shooters.
    FPS is all about action and fun. SP campaigns for most shooters are short and because I don’t play online I tend to wait for the price drop before buying.

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  18. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 3, 2014 at 17:56

    Ugh, I absolutely despised Homefront 1. What a crap fest.

    The multiplayer (if it worked and didn’t crash your PS3) was actually well thought out and reasonably enjoyable. The singleplayer, on the other hand, was the most dire pile of crap I’ve ever had the misfortune of playing. It was even more soulless than Rage, and that should tell you something. If you want to create a game that captures that Red Dawn feel, then look no further than that PS2 classic Freedom Fighters. Homefront was just offensive, dumb and piss-poor.

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