E3 2014: Crytek Leads the Homefront Revolution on PC, PS4, Xbox One

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Been wondering what Crytek has been up to with Homefront since acquiring the IP during the THQ going out of business fire sale? Well, here’s your first look!

The makers of Crysis and the original Far Cry, collaborating with publisher Deep Silver, will be releasing Homefront: The Revolution for PC/Mac/Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2015.

The game takes place in Philadelphia, now a police state under the occupation of the Korean People’s Army. Players will join the Resistance and engage in guerrilla warfare throughout an open-world city alive with armored patrols, surveillance drones, dynamic weather systems, and a realistic day/night cycle.

In addition to single player, the game will offer an online co-op component where up to four players will be able to form their own resistance squad. Today’s announcement does not state whether or not there will be any form of competitive multiplayer. I’d be just fine without it, but would be surprised if it’s not included since multiplayer was the main draw of the first game.

Additional details as well as the reveal trailer and first screenshots are available for your perusal below. Don’t expect any actual gameplay though, because that’s not coming until E3 next week.

Game description:

Homefront: The Revolution is the follow up to the commercially successful Homefront, and drops you into a world where the United States has been occupied for four years. Immerse yourself in high stakes gameplay where you must lead the resistance movement in tactical guerrilla warfare against a superior Korean People’s Army military force. A dynamic, responsive and visually striking open world responds to your actions – you and your resistance cell can inspire a rebellion on the streets and be the force that makes the critical difference in the war, turning occupation into revolution as oppressed civilians take up the fight.

But your enemy has the advantage – superior technology, firepower, heavy armor and air support. You must learn the art of guerrilla warfare – ambush, sabotage, infiltration, deception – and fight a running battle through the war-ravaged suburbs of an occupied Philadelphia.

And the single player campaign is just the start – an incredible Co-Op feature lets you and your friends form your own resistance cell and become renowned as Heroes of the Revolution.

Key features:

– 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 customize 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

– Explore a dynamic and responsive open world – experience true open world gameplay in a first person shooter, brought to life with dynamic weather and day and night cycles enabled by astonishing CRYENGINE-powered visuals

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