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Is Homefront: The Revolution turning into vapourware?

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IS Homefront dead in the water? Not yet

The very first Homefront had a lot going for it. A new take on traditional war shooters had Americans fighting out Korean occupation on their own shores, and while the actual game was contrived the narrative was a highpoint. The series has been toying around with a sequel for years now, which incidentally got caught up in not one, but two financial meltdowns. But it’s not gone just yet.

After being sold off in the fallout of THQ’s demise, and then being resold after Crytek UK dissolved – the property found a new home in Deep Silve:, Homefront: Revolution is still, somehow, alive. The current-gen, open-world shooter has been hiding for months following Crytek’s closure, and it would’ve been safe to assume that the project was either lost in limbo or outright cancelled. That’s not the case, according to Deep Silver community manager Maurice Tan.

“Homefront: The Revolution is still in development, now under our wing at Dambuster Studios (formerly Crytek UK).”

“Sometimes we get questions from fans if it’s going to be another Prey 2 or Duke Nukem Forever. But rest assured that the team at Dambuster is still working hard on the game and it’s not going to be vapourware.”

Deep Silver has yet to update the release window for the game, which we’ve seen next to nothing of. Right now Homefront: Revolution is still slated for a launch sometime this year, although I have a strong suspicion that’s not going to be the case in a few months. Games in as much turmoil as this struggle to even make it to shelves, never mind on time.

And to be perfectly honest, I’, quite surprised Deep Silver still see some value in the franchise. The first entry didn’t perform that well, and while the concept was great the actual game was a little throw away. If Deep Silver really is transforming Homefront into something completely different, wouldn’t they just be better off as starting it up as a brand new IP?

Last Updated: February 10, 2015


  1. The narrative was a high point? You haven’t played it, have you? ;P


    • Alessandro Barbosa

      February 10, 2015 at 09:41

      Narrative and setting were the only good parts of the game. Thought it setup something potentially good 🙂


      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        February 10, 2015 at 09:45

        I couldn’t stand the story. It was cliched, gung-ho, jingoistic nonsense.

        They should use this game for recruitment instead of America’s Army 😀


  2. Thinus Swart

    February 10, 2015 at 09:42

    I actually enjoyed Homefront. Mostly cause I could finish it in 4 hours.


  3. Hammersteyn

    February 10, 2015 at 09:46

    Meh, the only thing that would pique my interest is if you can play as the North Koreans. Also you capture James Franco and make him apologize for The Interview.


    • Lord Chaos

      February 10, 2015 at 09:49

      This deserves millions of upvotes.


    • FSR

      February 10, 2015 at 10:18

      10/10 would buy that game.


  4. Gerhard

    February 10, 2015 at 10:28

    As a shooter Homefront was enjoyable. I will buy Revolution.


  5. Werner Snyman

    February 10, 2015 at 10:38

    If they stick to the open world thing and actually use that to their advantage it would work. I enjoyed HF, yes it was short but it was something else. Hopefully it doesn’t become a benchmark tester *couch* Crysis *couch* *couch*


  6. Matthew Holliday

    February 10, 2015 at 10:49

    tbh, i think open world needs to evolve.
    these massive open world games are starting to become a chore.
    playing farcry 4 and dying light atm and the open world aspect is really detracting from the experience, its too big, too distracting.
    i dont think il ever finish farcry 4, because the story is lost in the scale of the map, dying light i just wanna kill zombies, everytime i run to a new mission, i run accross another air drop, which i then have to return, or run across a safe house i havent sorted out yet, or a random encounter i must divert to.
    you could even argue that in Dragon Age inquisition, the world was better than the story, the main story could be finished in 20 hours, but i put it off to go complete new areas and kill dragons that had nothing to do with the story.

    basically, open world is awesome because reasons, but it needs more focus.


  7. Peter Pan

    February 11, 2015 at 09:09

    Let’s hope it is still alive. I enjoyed the first one. It was interestingly different.


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