When the intellectual property rights for Homefront were transferred from THQ to Crytek in late 2012/early 2013, Homefront 2’s game director, Hasit Zala, has said that the game changed quite a lot. Zala mentioned in OPM, that in a meeting with Crytek co-founder Cevat Yerli, Zala was discussing some new features that he wanted to implement in the next game, Homefront 3, whilst Homefront 2 was still in development.
Yerli replied that Zala should make the game however he wants to make it, and almost straight away Homefront 2 became open world, and was renamed to Homefront: The Revolution. A lot of elements from the game had to be changed, but many of the assets that had already been developed were salvageable for the new direction. It’s great to see that the game wasn’t held back in order to get another sequel out of the franchise, and that instead, Crytek are attempting to make the game the way they want to make it from the start.
Homefront: The Revolution is scheduled for release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2015, no official release date has yet been announced.