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.

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Jan 13, 2016, 11:32
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Nucas wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 16:58:
Creston wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 15:52:
Barring (again) the ridiculous idea that North Korea could invade the US, it really doesn't look half bad. I got kind of a Watch Dogs vibe from it, though this is just a straight up shooter, right?

Might be interesting.

apparently it was going to be china originally but they ended up hiring a CIA analyst/field officer who explained that economic interdependence made that retarded.

Well, I'm glad they felt that North Korea made more sense then.


i actually really liked the game but i played it through three full times and according to steam only racked up 10 hours.. not a lot of meat on those bones.

Holy heck that's terrible...
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Jan 13, 2016, 01:47
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ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 20:47:
Dude, why are you being a dick? No seriously.. you don't need to be a dick to me, and I have a valid critique.

The original was a MP FPS, and a lot of people are absolutely surprised that this follow on is not a MP FPS.

Don't be a dick when you're anonymous behind a computer.

Except the original had a full single-player campaign too. Granted, it was short (as was par for the course those days) but it was still a key component of the game.

It actually makes more sense to focus on SP with the sequel. Homefront's MP was never able to compete with CoD or BF and that hasn't changed. It isn't worth investing millions into a multiplayer mode if the target audience is just going to continue playing CoD or BF.

Back on topic, I think this has potential, though from what I've seen, it looks like Far Cry 4 in an urban setting. There's a lot of interesting things they could do with the premise but it feels like they're playing it safe and sticking with the standard open-world formula.

I could totally see an XCOM-like metagame where you're managing resources (recruits, food, medicine, weapons, etc) and choosing between missions based on your needs (convoy ambushes, prisoner rescues, HVT captures/assassinations, sabotage, etc). Train soldiers for more fighting power, scouts to gather resources and intel or medics to tend to the wounded. There could also be a political element where your choices affect the tide of the revolution. Cause too much collateral damage and you lose the support of the people, lowering the number of potential recruits and increasing the likelihood of civilians reporting you or joining government-sanctioned militias. A lot of potential for morally ambiguous choices too (interrogation methods, suicide bombings, handling of traitors and prisoners, etc).

A lot of interesting things that could be done with the series but most likely won't be.

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Jan 12, 2016, 22:17
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Lol.. you mad!

clucking househen sounding child. ..and now you're on ignore.


The amount of damage done to the US in the first week alone has to have China and Russia laughing at us.
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Jan 12, 2016, 20:47
 
Dude, why are you being a dick? No seriously.. you don't need to be a dick to me, and I have a valid critique.

The original was a MP FPS, and a lot of people are absolutely surprised that this follow on is not a MP FPS.

Don't be a dick when you're anonymous behind a computer.
The amount of damage done to the US in the first week alone has to have China and Russia laughing at us.
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Jan 12, 2016, 19:58
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ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 19:54:
As I understand it, this game does not have MP? I want a MP FPS vs other humans.. the first game had it, this is a SP/COOP game only?

Why the hell is this not a MP FPS?

no purchase. no interest

awww poor baby.. there there have a cookie
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Jan 12, 2016, 19:54
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Jan 12, 2016, 19:54
 
As I understand it, this game does not have MP? I want a MP FPS vs other humans.. the first game had it, this is a SP/COOP game only?

Why the hell is this not a MP FPS?

no purchase. no interest
The amount of damage done to the US in the first week alone has to have China and Russia laughing at us.
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Jan 12, 2016, 19:51
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Jan 12, 2016, 19:51
 
http://www.trustedreviews.com/homefront-the-revolution-review

The Revolution is set in 2029 in Phildelphia, which is poignant because that’s the birthplace of American Independence, and you’ll play in a living and breathing open world.

Patrols happen on the fly, as do other events, meaning each player will get a slightly different experience of the game. A lot of that depends on the time of day you attempt a mission too, and the weather conditions you’re currently experiencing — all of which is dynamic.

Deep Silver Dambuster stressed that Homefront: The Revolution will always be about putting the power of the Resistance into your hands. That means there won’t be any cinematic cutscenes per se, but rather interactive ones that attempt to make sure you stay connected to the game at all times.
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Jan 12, 2016, 19:32
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DangerDog wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 16:41:
Retired wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 16:16:
Creston wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 15:52:
Barring (again) the ridiculous idea that North Korea could invade the US, it really doesn't look half bad. I got kind of a Watch Dogs vibe from it, though this is just a straight up shooter, right?

Might be interesting.

That would actually be pretty cool....more Watchdogs than rails shooter.....that could be pretty deep.

This is a rails shooter, the gadget and hacking bit just look like lame mini-games.

no they said it was based around open world structure some time ago
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Jan 12, 2016, 19:12
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Jan 12, 2016, 19:12
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 16:41:
Retired wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 16:16:
Creston wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 15:52:
Barring (again) the ridiculous idea that North Korea could invade the US, it really doesn't look half bad. I got kind of a Watch Dogs vibe from it, though this is just a straight up shooter, right?

Might be interesting.

That would actually be pretty cool....more Watchdogs than rails shooter.....that could be pretty deep.

This is a rails shooter, the gadget and hacking bit just look like lame mini-games.

Watchdogs was actually very well done.
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Jan 12, 2016, 17:56
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Jan 12, 2016, 17:56
 
Simultaneous Linux release! Woo-hoo! Day one purchase from me, even if I never get around to playing it.
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Jan 12, 2016, 16:58
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Creston wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 15:52:
Barring (again) the ridiculous idea that North Korea could invade the US, it really doesn't look half bad. I got kind of a Watch Dogs vibe from it, though this is just a straight up shooter, right?

Might be interesting.

apparently it was going to be china originally but they ended up hiring a CIA analyst/field officer who explained that economic interdependence made that retarded.

i remember thinking it was really stupid until i played it, but the game does like a 2 minute what-if intro that made sense.

i actually really liked the game but i played it through three full times and according to steam only racked up 10 hours.. not a lot of meat on those bones.
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Re: Homefront: The Revolution May Release Confirmed
Jan 12, 2016, 16:41
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Jan 12, 2016, 16:41
 
Retired wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 16:16:
Creston wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 15:52:
Barring (again) the ridiculous idea that North Korea could invade the US, it really doesn't look half bad. I got kind of a Watch Dogs vibe from it, though this is just a straight up shooter, right?

Might be interesting.

That would actually be pretty cool....more Watchdogs than rails shooter.....that could be pretty deep.

This is a rails shooter, the gadget and hacking bit just look like lame mini-games.
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Jan 12, 2016, 16:23
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DangerDog wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 14:44:
Why would you need to put North Koreans as the bad guy in a future dystopian scenario, it's more likely to be an all out military police state imposed by the US Government on their own people.

This has been mentioned before, by me as well, but eh Deep Silver is gonna do what they're gonna do. I guess one could play it and pretend they're resisting a crazed gone-bonkers U.S. government.

I heard this game went through development hell since before 2011, the people that worked on it all these years are probably relieved in a way.
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Jan 12, 2016, 16:16
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Jan 12, 2016, 16:16
 
Creston wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 15:52:
Barring (again) the ridiculous idea that North Korea could invade the US, it really doesn't look half bad. I got kind of a Watch Dogs vibe from it, though this is just a straight up shooter, right?

Might be interesting.

That would actually be pretty cool....more Watchdogs than rails shooter.....that could be pretty deep.
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Jan 12, 2016, 15:52
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Jan 12, 2016, 15:52
 
Barring (again) the ridiculous idea that North Korea could invade the US, it really doesn't look half bad. I got kind of a Watch Dogs vibe from it, though this is just a straight up shooter, right?

Might be interesting.
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Jan 12, 2016, 14:44
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Why would you need to put North Koreans as the bad guy in a future dystopian scenario, it's more likely to be an all out military police state imposed by the US Government on their own people.
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Jan 12, 2016, 14:23
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Jan 12, 2016, 14:23
 
Wonder if playing this game will put you on 'the list' - https://www.ise.gov/terrorist-watchlist

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Jan 12, 2016, 13:49
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Jan 12, 2016, 13:49
 
Think I was one of the few that enjoyed the first one. Bought day 1, then ended up playing on xbox instead for some reason. Was just looking to fire it back up and play some.....on PC.

I remember some pretty frustrating parts of the game, and it is worse than CoD single player in regards to "being on rails", but still a pretty fun game with a dark message.
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Jan 12, 2016, 13:03
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You will not be able to stay home, brother
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag
And skip out for beer during commercials
Because the revolution will not be televised
"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
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