“Homefront: The Revolution” is coming in 2016, says German-based developer and publisher Deep Silver. The open world first-person shooter was originally scheduled for a 2015 release, but the company announced the “Homefront” sequel” won’t reach the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux until next year.
“Homefront: The Revolution” takes place four years after the events of the original game. It will follow protagonist Ethan Brady as he leads a major resistance movement against the army of a reunified Korea in Philadelphia. The game is set in 2029, two years after the events of the original “Homefront” game, which launched for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011.
The game is being developed by Crytek UK and Deep Silver Dambuster Studios. It will be published by Deep Silver.
“Dambuster Studios are an extraordinarily talented group,” Deep Silver CEO Klemens Kundratitz said on Thursday in a statement. “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 was created in July when German-based Crytek shut down Crytek UK, the studio where “Homefront: The Revolution” was being developed. The “Homefront” franchise was then sold to Deep Silver and the project’s developers moved to Dambuster, which has 126 employees, most of whom came from Crytek UK.