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Homefront: The Revolution reveals next-gen cooperative open world

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Jonathan Lester
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Crytek, Deep Silver, FPS, Homefront: The Revolution, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

It's Always Gunny In Philadelphia

Crytek parted with a lot of money to grab Homefront in the THQ post-mortem auction, and clearly want to get some serious bang for their buck. Homefront: The Revolution seems set to be a bigger and more impressive game than the divisive original in practically every way, granting players an open-world city to rampage through with three friends. You'll fight the occupying North Korean forces with everything you can, from futuristic vehicles to improvised jury-rigged weapons.

Better yet, it's only coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One, meaning that Crytek should be able to go all-out on the graphical side of things too.

Homefront: The Revolution reveals next-gen cooperative open world

Homefront: The Revolution is set in a near-future version of Philadelpha, several years after the incredibly implausible North Korean invasion and events of the original game. The USA is now fully controlled by the Korean People's Army as a police state, overseen by patrol drones and hulking airships.

As a resistance member, players will take to the open-world city in "unscripted firefights," using guerilla tactics to pick their way through the "free roaming" environments while dealing massive damage to the KPA. "Recruiting fellow revolutionaries and building improvised homebrew weapons are just two of the keys to creating a powerful resistance force," claims the blurb, somewhat excitingly. Beyond the singleplayer campaign, we'll also be able to found our own resistance cells in four-player open world co-op.

Homefront: The Revolution reveals next-gen cooperative open world

"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," continued Game Director Hasit Zala, presumably lying through gritted teeth seeing as Crytek's storytelling prowess peaked with the original Far Cry. Let's not pretend to be competent at creating characters and dialogue, Crytek. That's silly. Because you're horrible at it... oh hang on, it's actually been passed off to Crytek UK, who were better known as Free Radical back in the day. We'll give the developers behind Timesplitters the benefit of the doubt!

None of us play Crytek games for the plot and characters, though. We play them for the graphics, and we can expect great things in that department. "Homefront: The Revolution harnesses the latest features of Crytek's CRYENGINE technology," explains the latest intel. "On the ground, players will encounter a dynamic environment that looks and feels truly alive as day turns to night and storm clouds come and go - an authenticity that extends to the strikingly lifelike expressions, skin and clothing of everyone they encounter."

Sounds good to us - here's hoping that the gameplay matches up. We'll naturally keep you posted as we get more details, some of which will presumably trickle down from E3. Like what you see?

Homefront: The Revolution reveals next-gen cooperative open world

Homefront: The Revolution reveals next-gen cooperative open world

Homefront: The Revolution reveals next-gen cooperative open world

Homefront: The Revolution reveals next-gen cooperative open world

Homefront: The Revolution reveals next-gen cooperative open world

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stevenjameshyde  Jun. 2, 2014 at 15:41

The phrases "open world", "co-op", "next gen" and "from the people who brought you Timesplitters" almost do enough to outweigh the word "Homefront". Worth keeping an eye on for sure

Late  Jun. 2, 2014 at 15:47

I only come here for the puns...



"It's Always Gunny In Philadelphia"

Bravo, Sir!

davidpanik  Jun. 2, 2014 at 15:50

I didn't mind the first Homefront; it was a solid enough single-player campaign (apart from the constant dropping and picking up guns) in the style of COD, so was pleased to hear the franchise might get a second roll of the dice, and this direction certainly looks promising.

Breadster  Jun. 3, 2014 at 05:28

The multiplayer in Homefront was actually pretty good imo. I'll be interested to see how this turns out, but I'm not really a fan of Crytek's console offerings.

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