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Homefront: The Revolution now delayed until 2016

#DeepSilver announced today that the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution, an #openworld #shooter from Dambuster Studios has been pushed back to 2016 — it was originally expect to launch sometime this year. The sequel to the Windows PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 release Homefront began at Crytek UK, which has since been shuttered. In turn Deep Silver acquired the studio and its Homefront IP last year, working to transition the game to Dambuster Studios, Deep Silver’s third studio, based in Nottingham, U.K. The company says that it wants to give the team “every opportunity to turn Homefront: The Revolution into a best-selling title” following this transition, and has now set a 2016 date to provide Dambuster more time.

“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,” Deep Silver Dambuster boss Hasit Zala said. “The team here believes we are working on something truly special.”

Dambuster Studios currently has 126 staff members, made up mostly of former Crytek staff. It revealed a new logo and website today alongside the delay announcement.

Homefront: The Revolution will release on Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Valve’s upcoming Steam Machines.

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Deep Silver acquires Homefront and will continue development on The Revolution

Homefront The Revolution acquired by Deep Silver

Clearly tired of #Crytek’s “transitional phase,” publisher Deep Silver’s parent company has acquired the Homefront intellectual property and related assets from Crytek. Homefront: The Revolution was under production at Crytek UK, with recent reports declaring #production had halted and the game’s director resigned.

“We strongly believe in the potential of Homefront: The Revolution and trust in the new team to continue the path they have been walking in the last years,” said Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz.

The game will now be completed by the newly founded Nottingham-based Deep Silver Dambuster Studio. We’ve followed up with Deep Silver about whether staff from Crytek UK is transitioning over and will update with any further details.

Koch Media and its publishing arm Deep Silver have acquired the rights to the Homefront franchise, including rights to the in-development title Homefront: The Revolution and all of its assets.  Homefront was originally developed by Kaos Studios (deceased) and publisher THQ (deceased). It was then purchased by Crytek (currently in trouble) for a half-million dollars and given to Crytek UK, formerly known as Free Radical, which itself was a studio with a troubled past – remember Haze?

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Development Team for Crytek UK walk out over incomplete pay

A large number of staff at Crytek UK, the independent game developer behind Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome and the popular franchise #Crysis, are no longer turning up to work due to #disputes over not being paid the full wage amounts owed to them, it has been rumoured.

According to sources speaking to Kotaku, its estimated that 100 members of staff walked out from the Crytek UK office, with a number of them filing formal grievance letters on their way out. Crytek has publicly denied any financial difficulties regardless of reported late or incomplete paychecks and continuously losing staff over the past months. It was also reported last week that a sequel to Ryse: Son of Rome was in fact cancelled after a dispute between Crytek and Microsoft over the ownership rights of the franchise.

The question that remains now, is how will this effect Homefront: The Revolution? Due to be published by Deep Silver, Homefront: The Revolution is currently being developed at Crytek UK and set for release sometime next year. According to sources, Crytek and Deep Silver are currently in talks to decide what will happen next with Homefront, with Crytek employees hoping Deep Silver will purchase the studio and continue work on the title.

“They have invested a lot in Homefront and will want to protect their investment,” said one source.

“Rumor around the studio is that Crytek and Homefront publisher Deep Silver are currently negotiating over what will happen next. Employees at Crytek UK, which is based in Nottingham, are hoping that Deep Silver will purchase the studio and continue funding development of Homefront: The Revolution, according to two people connected to the company”

We’ll bring you more as soon as we get more information.

Reblogged from: purexbox.com

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The first gameplay footage of Homefront: The Revolution

Homefront: The Revolution gameplay was streamed on #Twitch this week at E3 2014, and you can watch just over nine minutes of it below.

https://youtu.be/kS7imd2ExjU?rel=0

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, multi-player 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.

Decipher that however you like.

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.

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Homefront: The Revolution will be coming to Linux, SteamOS, Mac, and PC 2015

The next entry in the Homefront line of games is set to be delivered in “The Revolution“, a game previewed today by #Crytek UK. This game’s first preview #announcement #trailer shows cenematics, but is indicative of what we’ll be seeing for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Linux and Mac in 2015. This game will almost certainly be detailed at length at E3 2014.

This game will be developed by Crytek’s Nottingham studio and will work with the latest in CRYENGINE technology. This game will also feature the first collaboration between Crytek and the team at Deep Silver. You’ll recognize the Deep Silver logo if you’ve ever played Saint’s Row.

https://youtu.be/LGmkvvrtxzI?rel=0

According to Deep Silver’s plot description, the country “has become a ghetto, where surveillance drones and armoured patrols keep the population at heel, crushing any dissent with savage force.”

In the bombed out streets and abandoned subways of the Red Zone, a Resistance is forming: “A guerrilla force, determined to fight for their freedoms despite overwhelming odds and ignite the second American Revolution.”

Homefront The Revolution features:

  • Explore a living, breathing open world – experience true open world gameplay in a first person shooter, brought to life with astonishing CRYENGINE-powered visuals
  • Wage Guerrilla Warfare – this is no linear shooter; learn the art of guerrilla warfare and use ambush, infiltration and hit and run tactics against your foe in thrilling un-scripted firefights
  • Build the Resistance – recruit revolutionaries to the cause, establish bases and safehouses, capture and customise a deadly arsenal, and build improvised, homebrew weapons for your Guerrilla Tool Kit
  • Ignite the Revolution – from oppressed citizen to revolutionary leader, an epic single-player campaign tells the story of the second War of Independence. The dynamic, evolving world responds to your actions as an oppressed nation rises up in defiance against the occupation
  • Online co-op – take the battle online, form a Resistance Cell with your friends and earn your reputation as Heroes of the Revolution

Homefront: The Revolution will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux in 2015. Mention of Linux is also indicative of this game’s release through Steam and to SteamOS eventually.

We at Linux Game News have been looking forward to seeing a hint of detail for the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution (aka Homefront 2). The upcoming features are looking very impressive.

What are you thoughts and expectations for Homefront: The Revolution?

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