Homefront: The Revolution will fight for its country on May 17, Xbox One closed beta in February

The long-in-development sequel to the first-person shooter Homefront finally has a specific release date. Publisher Deep Silver has announced that Homefront: The Revolution will be released on May 17 for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. The Xbox One will get an exclusive closed beta of the game in February.

Like the original game, Homefront: The Revolution depicts a near-future United States that is under armed occupation by North Korea:

"As a Freedom Fighter in the Resistance, you'll uncover safe houses and other tactical locations from which to mount an attack; you'll disrupt KPA propaganda, disable their security, and infiltrate and destroy high value targets; you'll intervene to save civilian lives, or assassinate high ranking officials… each action a step forwards to your ultimate goal - Revolution…

Homefront: The Revolution has had a rather long and convoluted history. The original Homefront game was developed by Kaos Studios and published by THQ in 2011. Then, Crytek announced it would work on a sequel to Homefront for THQ. Later, Crytek bought the Homefront rights as part of THQ's bankruptcy and revealed it would continue developing the game. In 2014, Crytek sold off the game's rights to Deep Silver, and is now making the game with its in-house developer Dambuster Studios.

The Xbox One closed beta will allow players to check out online co-op missions from the full game. A specific launch date was not announced.

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Source: Deep Silver

John Callaham