The recent trend of high profile games continues as Homefront: The Revolution delays its release to some time in 2016. Homefront: The Revolution is the followup to Homefront which released in 2011.
Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver had this to say, “Dambuster Studios are an extraordinarily talented group. 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.”
Homefront: The Revolution takes place four years after Homefront in Philadelphia. A second rebellion is on the way, this time led by a different protagonist. Now it is up to Dambuster Studios to see what they can do, as many people like the concept behind Homefront, but felt it was not executed well enough in the first go around.
This came with the announcement of Dambuster Studios, the team under Deep Silver (developers of Saints Row) that will be heading up Homefront: The Revolution. Homefront‘s IP was originally part of the liquidation of THQ back in 2013 and was purchased by Crytek. Crytek then ran into some trouble and Homefront was purchased by Deep Silver. A good chunk of Dambuster Studios used to be Crytek UK. Deep Silver seems committed to the game and wants to see it through.
That may send warning flags up for some people, but Deep Silver has now given them almost a year’s worth of cushion for Dambuster Studios to work on the game. Hopefully the stability will last and the developers there can just continue to work on the game rather than continually be passed around from studio to studio.
Homefront: The Revolution will eventually be released on Xbox One, Playstation 4, Mac, Windows, and Linux in 2016.
What do you think of Homefront: The Revolution? What does the delay mean to you?