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    Deep Silver and Crytek announce Homefront: The Revolution, an open-world first-person shooter sequel to Homefront coming to Windows, OS X, Linux, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game continues the Korean invasion of the U.S. of the original with a guerrilla war set in the streets of Philadelphia. We have the launch trailer, and the game's official website is online. Here's the announcement with all the details:​

    "Homefront: The Revolution throws players into a near future dystopia. Catastrophic events have brought the United States to its knees and enabled the Korean People's Army forces to impose a brutal military occupation. Trapped in this American nightmare, Philadelphia has become a police state, where surveillance drones and armored patrols keep her once-proud citizens at heel, crushing any dissent with totalitarian force.

    To overcome their oppressors, players will have to engage in guerrilla warfare and use ambush, infiltration and hit and run tactics in thrilling un-scripted firefights. At every turn they'll find a sprawling open-world city, in which recruiting fellow revolutionaries and building improvised homebrew weapons are just two of the keys to creating a powerful resistance force. The Resistance flourishes far beyond the single player. Homefront: The Revolution supports up to four players in online Co-Op gameplay where you form your own resistance cell and become renowned as Heroes of the Revolution."

    Hasit Zala, Game Director at Crytek said:

    "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. We're very excited to work with Deep Silver and deliver an experience that underlines Crytek's commitment to quality whilst tapping into the huge potential we saw when we first acquired the Homefront IP."

    Homefront: The Revolution represents the first time Crytek and Deep Silver have worked together, with the two partners collaborating to release the game as part of a co-publishing agreement. Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver / Koch Media said:

    "Crytek has an outstanding track record of creating AAA action games. Homefront is a fascinating IP with huge global potential. With Crytek`s technical pedigree and Deep Silver´s publishing expertise, we will take the IP to new heights."

    Developed by Crytek's Nottingham studio, Homefront: The Revolution harnesses the latest features of Crytek's CRYENGINE technology. 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.


    Sources: bluesnews.com & youtube.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Was A More Linear Game Under THQ

    Homefront: The Revolution was more of a linear game under THQ, it has been revealed. Producer Dave Stanton explained how the project expanded in scope when Crytek and Deep Silver secured the property from the now defunct publisher to become a more free-roaming shooter. He told Digital Spy:

    "When we acquired the rights to the Homefront IP ourselves, we expanded on it and went back to the Crytek DNA, that Crytek sandbox heritage. We were able to keep quite a lot [of the game following the acquisition]; it was a useful phase in a way. In the THQ days it was still very much about guerrilla warfare, as you'd expect, and it allowed us to experiment with things like the guerrilla toolkit.

    Back then it was a little bit more like Crysis 2, where it was a fairly linear story, and we'd make the individual levels bigger, but it was very much a sequential level series. When we acquired the IP ourselves, we were able to take a step back and say, 'Well, what do we really want to do to fulfil the potential of Homefront? How do we want to get back to our own Crytek DNA?' That's when we were able to go more free-roam and open with the game world."

    Stanton added that although the choice to develop for Xbox 360 and PS3 was an option early on, focusing on next-gen and PC allows the team to push the bleeding edge Crytek Engine with more modern hardware. He said:

    "I think most of the team are quite pleased that we don't need to consider [Xbox 360 and PS3] so much now. The uptake on the Gen 4 consoles has been good. It's really important for us that we're able to push things as far as we can... We're really pushing CryEngine, we're really building new elements into CryEngine to do with AI systems and the dynamic time of day, weather and the size of the areas and things like that. It would have been a really tough bet to try and get something like that working on last-gen."

    It will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2015.

    Source: digitalspy.co.uk
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Here’s Why The new Homefront Is Next-gen Only

    Homefront: The Revolution is a current-gen-only title, but not because Crytek couldn’t produce a last-gen version, it just wanted to deliver the best experience possible. Speaking with Metro, game designer Fasahat Salim said focusing on one platform generation also decreased development time. He explained:

    "We’re still early in the life cycle but how I see it is for us we wanted to try and put it on the platforms that we felt could deliver the best experience. And the amount of stuff going on in this game, the scale at which it’s happening with all of the different systems running behind the scenes, all of these things, and to get a steady 30 frames per second as well… it would have been possible on previous consoles but the thing is it would’ve meant a lot more work and a lot more difficulty.

    And it would’ve potentially slowed us down from working on the next gen. At Crytek we’ve always tried to get the best out of every platform, but Crysis 2 was our first project on consoles and for us that was a massive learning experience. Now with the new consoles we’ve reached a level where our CryEngine is capable of easily translating whatever we’ve built onto all of the platforms that it’s ready for and to get the best out of each of them."

    Homefront: The Revolution is an open-world title set for a 2015 launch on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Sources: metro.co.uk & vg247.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Nine Minutes Gameplay Trailer

    Homefront: The Revolution gameplay was streamed on Twitch this week at E3 2014, and you can watch just over nine minutes of it below. The footage shows the player and three of his co-op partners battling it out at checkpoint set up by the Korean army. Around the 9-minute mark, multiplayer was mentioned by the interviewer with the Cyrtek developer re-confirming the game contains four-player co-op. However, after that he says the teams doesn’t want to give anything else away for the moment.


    Homefront: The Revolution is in development at Crytek UK and is set for a 2015 launch on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Sources: vg247.com & youtube.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - All Access Walkthrough

    Check out single player footage shown at E3 in this walkthrough of Homefront: The Revolution.

    Trailer.

    Source: gametrailers.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Crytek Still Facing Issues As Director Resigns

    As Crytek continues to face financial difficulties, we're hearing of more departures at the troubled company. This week, Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala resigned from his position at Crytek UK, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the studio. Zala was also franchise director for the free-to-play shooter Warface.

    Crytek UK development manager Ben Harris also left the studio this month, and a number of other people have either left or are openly looking for new employment as of this week, sources say. The exact number is hard to pin down, as Crytek UK is in flux as staff await news on the studio's future, but the departures includes senior leadership—just two weeks ago, studio head Karl Hilton confirmed to me that he was leaving his role, though he said he plans to stay within the company. A person connected to Crytek UK said:

    "It creates a weird scenario as there are now no upper management. Everything is just continuing on a downwards spiral."

    A second person connected to the studio said:

    "People haven't been paid for a long time."

    This comes in the wake of constant rumblings about missed paychecks and other troubles at Crytek, a multi-national video game developer that maintains offices across the world. Crytek's UK studio, which is based in Nottingham, is currently developing Homefront: The Revolution, an open-world shooter that debuted just before E3 earlier this year. Crytek is also known for the Crysis series and the recent Xbox One exclusive Ryse.

    In June, Crytek representatives publicly denied that they were facing money troubles, but over the past few weeks, numerous reports have painted a different picture. Just this week, two people who recently left their jobs at Crytek's main studio in Germany told me they still haven't received their final paychecks.

    Source: kotaku.com
     
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    Homefront - Deep Silver Acquires It from Crytek

    Publisher Deep Silver announces the acquisition of the Homefront intellectual property and all related assets from financially troubled publisher/developer Crytek, offering no hint about what they paid for the shooter series. Word is development of Homefront: The Revolution will continue in Nottingham, England at a newly formed studio called Deep Silver Dambuster Studios. Here's the announcement:

    Today, Koch Media together with its publishing label Deep Silver announces that it has acquired the Homefront brand and all coherent assets from Crytek. This includes Homefront: The Revolution which has been announced on 2nd June 2014. The development will be continued in newly founded, Nottingham-based Deep Silver Dambuster Studios. Dr. Klemens Kundratitz said:

    "We are thrilled to see another great IP joining the Deep Silver universe. We strongly believe in the potential of Homefront: The Revolution and trust in the new team to continue the path we have been walking in the last years."

    Deep Silver Dambuster Studios is the third development studio within the Koch Media Group, joining Deep Silver Volition and Deep Silver Fishlabs.

    Source: bluesnews.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Delayed to 2016

    Today Deep Silver announced that Dambuster Studios is officially their third in-house development studio, now called Deep Silver Dambuster Studios. Dambuster Studios is fairly new in of itself, having been founded in July 2014 in Nottingham, UK. The studio was headed up by Hasit Zala, the game director for Homefront: The Revolution, and contains a sizeable staff, most of whom were from Crytek UK. Zala said:

    "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. The team here believes we are working on something truly special."

    Homefront: The Revolution, which will now release in 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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    Homefront: The Revolution - Looking For Models To Feature In The Game

    Deep Silver Dambuster Studios is looking for models to feature in Homefront: The Revolution. Successful candidates' faces will be used to add diversity to non-player characters, according to the developer. Chosen applicants will be contacted to visit Deep Silver's Nottingham city centre studio and paid £50 upon completing the scanning process, which is estimated to take around 30 minutes. The studio explains on its website:

    "You will be asked to sit in front of our cameras and have a series of photos taken of your face while you make a set of expressions (smile, mouth open, angry etc). We'll be scheduling sessions to run throughout the year so please be patient if you don't hear from us immediately."

    Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and those chosen will need to make their own way to the Nottingham studio. It was recently revealed that Homefront: The Revolution won't launch until 2016.

    Source: digitalspy.co.uk
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Is Doing An Xbox One Exclusive Beta

    Guerrilla warfare shooter Homefront: The Revolution is getting an exclusive multiplayer beta this winter on Xbox One. Until then watch some propaganda about our faceless Korean overlords. In addition to this CG trailer with the sad kid being forced to say things he doesn't believe, Microsoft and Deep Silver showed off some gameplay footage of the shooter's single-player campaign.


    Homefront: The Revolution will also feature an online cooperative campaign when the game arrives sometime next year on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Mac, and Xbox One.

    Sources: destructoid.com & youtube.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Red Zone Gameplay Demo

    Deep Silver and their new studio, Dambuster Studios UK, has prepared a gameplay demo for Gamescom to show a bit more of what they have planned for the game, including the guerrilla warfare tactics, the scenery of the war-torn Philadelphia, and how to use all of the "homebrew" tools the player will have at his or her disposal. Check out the trailer below.


    Homefront: The Revolution is set to release in 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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    Homefront: The Revolution - Entering the Red Zone.

    We get fresh details on the action-heavy red zone, vehicles, and run & gun tactics of the guerrilla fighter fantasy of Homefront: The Revolution.

    Trailer.

    Source: gametrailers.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - In May?

    An image on XboxAchievements.com shows cards being sold at Target stores to reserve copies of Homefront: The Revolution on the Xbox One. Though no release date has been announced, the card packaging lists a May 17th release date for the shooter follow-up in two different places, so while this date is not confirmed, they were confident enough to commit to printing it.

    Sources: xboxachievements.com & bluesnews.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - May Release Confirmed

    The official website for Homefront: The Revolution reveals plans to release the shooter sequel on May 17th for Windows and Linux, confirming the date recently revealed via a Target promotion. A new "This is Philadelphia" trailer celebrates the news, and Deep Silver offers the following details on the plan:

    "Welcome to the real Philadelphia, 2029.

    You’ve seen the Resistance wage open guerrilla warfare in the war-ravaged outskirts of the Red Zone, while the KPA and American collaborators hide and control the city from the fortified Green Zone. But this, this is Yellow Zone.

    The Yellow Zones are the densely populated areas of Philadelphia, where civilians live in constant fear. A mix of Orwellian police state and ghetto slum, the People are kept under the heel of oppression through permanent surveillance, 24-hour propaganda, and an ever-constant military presence.

    But even here in the Yellow Zone, the Resistance is at work. Hiding in plain sight, blending in with the crowd, and weapons concealed until the last possible moment, the last torch bearers of freedom have vowed to dismantle the KPA infrastructure here piece by bloody piece.

    As a Freedom Fighter in the Resistance, you’ll uncover safe houses and other tactical locations from which to mount an attack; you’ll disrupt KPA propaganda, disable their security, and infiltrate and destroy high value targets; you’ll intervene to save civilian lives, or assassinate high ranking officials… each action a step forwards to your ultimate goal – Revolution…

    Join the Resistance with up to three friends in the Xbox One Closed Beta this February! Register here on the website to secure your spot, and embark on different online co-op missions to get your first taste of fighting The Revolution.

    Homefront: The Revolution will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, as well as Windows PC and Linux, on May 17, 2016."


    Sources: bluesnews.com & youtube.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Closed Beta For Begins On Xbox One

    A closed beta for Homefront: The Revolution will begin on Xbox One next month, running from February 11-14. To get involved, you need to get your hands on an Xbox One Beta Token.

    Details for getting these are forthcoming, but publisher Deep Silver and Microsoft will be teaming up to run a number of promotions where you'll have your chance. Obviously, signing up for the closed beta through the official Homefront website would be a good start.

    The beta will offer the chance to try out Resistance Mode, a narrative-driven co-op mode that aims to bolster The Revolution's 30-hour campaign. If you get yourself signed up on the Homefront site, community members are also in with a chance of getting a sneak peek of this newly revealed mode in an upcoming closed beta stress test, with the first of these happening January 29 and the other on February 5 - both on Xbox One.


    Homefront: The Revolution is scheduled for release on May 17 in North America and May 20 everywhere else on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Mac and Linux versions are also in development.

    Sources: digitalspy.com & youtube.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Resistance Mode, Pre-order Bonuses Announced

    Along with news of a closed beta, Resistance Mode along with a pre-order bonus was announced today for Homefront: The Revolution. Resistance Mode allows players and their friends to form a Resistance Cell and wage guerrilla warfare against the KPA military. The online mode contains narrative-driven missions across occupied Philadelphia.

    Players can also unlock new skills, earn weapon blueprints, rare equipment and combat gear which can be used to customize and upgrade their Freedom Fighters. Developer Dambuster Studios plans to release major, free, extensive post-launch content which will be revealed at a later date.

    Along with the over 30 hours worth of single-player in the base game, Resistance Mode comes with with 12 re-playable missions with 20 others planned for within the first year. All Resistance Mode Missions will be free to download. Those who pre-order Homefront: The Revolution will be handed the Revolutionary Spirit Pack. It includes:

    • The Red Skull motorbike skin for campaign
    • The Golden skin for your pistol for campaign
    • Instant unlocks of the Marksman Rifle, Sniper Scope and Remote Explosives for your Resistance Mode character

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    Homefront: The Revolution is scheduled for release May 17 in North America and May 20 in all other territories on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Linux and Mac versions are also in development.

    Source: vg247.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Will Have Microtransactions, But Free DLC

    Homefront: The Revolution is the latest title to include in-game microtransactions, though the developers promise post-launch DLC to be free. The upcoming Homefront: The Revolution will not feature a season pass. Instead, the game will rely on microtransactions, and will offer at least a year of free content post launch.

    Game designer Fasahat Salim explained to Gamespot in an interview that microtransactions will be in the form of loot crates, but won’t offer anything regular players can’t obtain, he told the site:

    "It’s absolutely not a pay-to-win system because everything we’re providing in these resistance crates is available for free in the game through normal play. All we’re offering is, for those players that don’t necessarily have the time to invest in the game, to unlock those cool things. It’s basically just a time saver for them; a shortcut to unlocking these things. They pay a little bit of money but they’re not getting anything that’s exclusive to them."

    The game’s post-launch DLC will provide new missions, he added:

    "We’re not doing any sort of packs. We’re not making map packs or anything like that, we’re going to release it, the community can go ahead and play it, and we’re going to keep doing that for at least a year after release."

    Homefront: The Revolution is due for a beta starting February 11. The full game is out May 17 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

    Sources: gamespot.com & vg247.com
     
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    Homefront: The Revolution - Guerrilla Warfare 101 Trailer

    There's a brand new Homefront: The Revolution trailer and it's jam-packed with gameplay footage. The Guerrilla warfare gameplay video gives players an idea about what to expect from the upcoming shooter, including a look at the weapons and different strategies you can use to succeed. Take a look for yourself by watching the trailer below.


    Publisher Deep Silver has given the shooter a May 20 UK release date on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. It will make its North American debut a few days earlier on May 17.

    Sources: digitalspy.com & youtube.com
     

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