Gamers should prepare for another invasion by North Korea.
Crytek has announced Homefront: The Revolution, a sequel to the 2011 shooter from defunct developer Kaos Studios. Crytek bought the rights to the franchise when THQ went under last year, and they promise that their sequel will build and improve upon the concepts in the first game.
The story takes place after the events of the first game, with the continental U.S. still occupied by North Korea. Players will get to take the role of an oppressed citizen in Philadelphia who rises to become a revolutionary leader, and you’ll need to improvise using makeshift weapons and guerilla tactics. Crytek UK game designer Fasahat Salim says that it’s a relief to go back to the basics and make a game with a main character who doesn’t have a high tech nanosuit at his disposal.
Homefront: The Revolution will be open world, with players having more freedom than in a linear game. You’ll be able to recruit other revolutionaries, establish bases and safehouses, capture and customize weapons, and even build your own improvised weapons. The world around you will react based on how much trouble you’re causing, and there will also be dynamic weather changes and day and night cycles.
Crytek hasn’t said if there will be any multiplayer in the game, but we do know that there will be support for 4 player co-op.
Homefront: The Revolution will be available on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2015.