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Homefront: The Revolution to be released in May 2016

by Mark Tyson on 13 January 2016, 12:31

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Publisher Deep Silver has confirmed that Homefront: The Revolution will be released in May this year. A beta version will be available for testing in February. Homefront: The Revolution is an open world first-person shooter set in 2029 in a US of A controlled by occupying 'Greater Korean Republic' forces.

"The revolution is nowhere, the revolution is everywhere - YOU are the revolution! Join the resistance."

This game is set in the not-too-distant future, two years after the events in Homefront and now four years into the Greater Korean Republic (GKR) invasion of the USA. The state of play is that the GKR are now pushing to control the eastern states of the USA with Philadelphia as their 'Green Zone' base.

War rages in the Red Zones and most people live, or rather exist, in the Yellow Zones - densely populated areas under the heavy handed control of the GKR with brutal military police, curfews, 24hr surveillance and constant propaganda broadcasts. It is here that the bulk of the Homefront: The Revolution action is set. You will work as a freedom fighter in the resistance; disrupting enemy propaganda, security, destroying other high value targets and assassinating high ranking officials. The ultimate goal is a fully fledged revolution.

Deep Silver will be making a closed beta available to Xbox One registrants this February. The full release will come on 17th May in the US and 20th May in other regions. Gaming platforms include Windows PCs, Xbox One and PS4.



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So basically what happens in MW2 (which has probably been done before anyway) with a bit of expansion? No thanks. I'm quite frankly bored stiff of fps games revolving around the US vs nasty communists. Genre done to death.
Easy dont buy it then :)
Didn't the first one tank quite spectacularly…?

(Disclosure: I actually own it, but haven't come around to playing it.)
azrael-
Didn't the first one tank quite spectacularly…?

(Disclosure: I actually own it, but haven't come around to playing it.)

That's what I thought, it was well made etc but just bland, dull and has nothing original.
Luke7
So basically what happens in MW2 (which has probably been done before anyway) with a bit of expansion? No thanks. I'm quite frankly bored stiff of fps games revolving around the US vs nasty communists. Genre done to death.

I think the problem is that most ‘real world’ plots fall into existing categories. The bad guys are Communists/Nazis/Evil corporation/Ancient secret organization/Terrorists. The same thing gets transposed to all sorts of different alternate histories etc. but it is still pretty much the same. The problem with doing anything modern is self-inflicted by the relatively generic script writing - one side is almost always the good guys, the other evil to the core. This then means that whoever is the bad guys in the game is going to be up in arms about being portrayed that way in real life.

Most (not all) real life situations are much less black and white than this. There is often (not necessarily always) a reason why each side has their own point of view, and the morality of the whole thing is often a grey area. One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist. Just because the end justifies the means for side A, it doesn't mean that it is seen that way by side B, and it certainly doesn't come across that way to all the other people who get caught up in the middle. That sort of thing (almost) never makes it into these games, other than a couple of bolt-on scenes (oh the humanity!) in between stages of the epic NAZI/communist/terrorist/evil corporation carnagefest.