After a perilous journey from one developer-publisher combo to the next, Homefront: The Revolution is taking a little breather. Publisher Deep Silver announced today that it's delaying the sequel to the 2011 Red Dawn-inspired shooter out from this year, with a new release date slated for 2016.
Deep Silver said this will give developer Dambuster Studios 'the time to realize its ambitious vision' for the game. That vision includes an occupied Philadelphia, in which players are free to plot their own guerrilla operations to overthrow their Korean People's Army oppressors.
"Dambuster Studios are an extraordinarily talented group," Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz said in a press release. "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."
Dambuster is largely composed of former members of Crytek UK, which operated as Free Radical Design during its TimeSplitters years. Through a THQ bankruptcy auction here and a Crytek liquidation there, the rights and team eventually ended up with Deep Silver. Isn't intellectual property management fun?
Not too many people are ripping their hair out for a Homefront sequel, so it's nice to see Deep Silver give it some more time to succeed instead of rushing it out.