The upcoming open-world military FPS "Homefront: The Revolution" is easily one of the top titles of the year. However, there's new report on the game that's bound to disappoint a few Homefront fans. According to the reports, publisher Deep Silver has announced that the game will be delayed till 2016.
"Homefront: The Revolution", from the publishers responsible for "Saints Row", was previously expected to be launched this year. However, on Thursday, Deep Silver sort of dropped a bomb on hopeful fans when it announced that the game has been pushed back.
The first Homefront game was published by THQ, and shortly, the company went bankrupt. However, Crysis developer Crytek stepped in, to buy the franchise for $544,000. But Crytek later sold the game to Deep Silver, allowing the new Dambuster Studios to work on the next game.
"Dambuster Studios are an extraordinarily talented group," says Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz. "We are giving the team every opportunity to turn Homefront: The Revolution into a best-selling title, and have set a 2016 release date to provide them the time they need to achieve this. You can expect to hear more about the game later this year."
Dambuster Studios was formed in July 2014 and is based in Nottingham, UK. The studio currently has about 120 developers, most of whom are past products of Crytek UK (previously known as Free Radical Design). In July 2014, Hasit Zala was appointed as studio head for Dambuster, while also serving as the director for The Revolution.
"We are excited that Deep Silver's acquisition of the Homefront IP and assets from Crytek has allowed development of Homefront: The Revolution to continue with minimum disruption," Zala had said at that time. "The team here believes we are working on something truly special."
As far as details are concerned, "Homefront: The Revolution" is set in a 'United States' (Philadelphia, to be precise) that has been occupied by North Korean military forces for the past four years. Players will look to lead a resistance movement making use of guerrilla warfare tactics to battle the 'superior' North Korean army.
The game will also offer a single-player campaign, as well as a four-player online co-op mode. Comparatively, the original Homefront had a traditional multiplayer mode, but there's hardly any information on whether the upcoming Homefront will retain the feature.
The original Homefront may not have "the game of the year" kind of material, but it has still sold over 1 million copies and shipped more than 2.4 million units in its time. The game is now slated to arrive for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC sometime in 2016.
Stay tuned for more updates!