Deep Silver has announced that Homefront: The Revolution will be released on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One in the U.K. on May 20. The U.S. release will appear on May 17 as previously outed on Target.
There’s also a closed beta due to take off in February, although it’s exclusive to Xbox One gamers. If you’re reading this and also own an Xbox One, then simply head here to sign-up for the beta.
A new trailer has also been released for your viewing pleasure, have a gander at it below. Let us know what you think in the comments section while you’re at it.
Homefront: The Revolution is the long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s PS3 and Xbox 360 shooter, and takes place four years after the events of its predecessor. Now in the year 2029, the Greater Korean Republic, having lost its stronghold in the western regions of the U.S., has set up a central base in Philadelphia, where a revolution is brewing among its civilians. The game focuses on this group, headed by Dana and Ethan Brady, as they attempt to retake the city.
Development of the sequel hasn’t been without its issues, however. Firstly, Kaos Studios, who worked on the original Homefront, was shuttered in 2011 by THQ, with production then shifting to Crytek UK. However, after THQ went under in late 2012, the rights to the franchise was snapped up by Crytek, with plans to co-publish the game with Deep Silver.
Problems arose yet again in 2014, when Crytek, amidst financial woes, sold off the IP to Koch Media, a parent company of Deep Silver. Development of Homefront: The Revolution was then shifted to the newly-established Dambusters Studios, which inherited former members of Crytek UK. The release of the game was then delayed to 2016 in order to allow for additional development time.
Read our review of the original Homefront to see what we thought back in 2011.