How guerrilla warfare works in Homefront: The Revolution

The original concept for Homefront 2 was a linear shooter; a direct narrative sequel to 2011's game from Kaos, which had been shuttered soon after the original game's launch. Perhaps feeling a financial sting, the publisher rushed production and penned the Crytek-developed sequel for a fiscal 2014 release. Once control of the franchise was handed completely to Crytek and its UK team, formerly known as Free Radical, the scope of the game was drastically changed.

"When we were working with THQ we were initially started on quite a linear, level-by-level first-person shooter," Crytek UK game designer Fasahat Salim tells Joystiq. "After we acquired the license, we jumped at the possibility of expanding on that. That's when we came up with the idea of [focusing on] guerrilla warfare" and the team decided to move to an open world.

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Robochobo1391d ago

Have they been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda? If the answer is no, this is not my type of "Guerrilla" Warfare.

GarrusVakarian1391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )

That makes no sense, guerilla warfare isn't exclusive to Al Qaeda operations. The definition of 'guerilla warfare' is -

" a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants such as armed civilians or irregulars use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military."

Wtf has Al Qaeda got to do with this game?

IndianaBonez421389d ago

I think you misunderstood him. He's referring to the copypasta.

annus1390d ago

Rumour has it they were top of the class and have over 300 confirmed kills.

OpieWinston1390d ago

We're all a little dumber after reading that comment.

Do you even know the origin of Guerilla Warfare?

urwifeminder1390d ago

Play as a gorilla count me in.

Bathyj1390d ago

Definitely sounds interesting. I hope it's better than the first one cos I was so disappointed in it, having had such high hopes, but the AI and Crappy grenade spamming annoyed the crap out of me.

This game needs good AI and solid stealth mechanic. I'm hoping you can overtake territory and hold it, set traps and ambushes.

Dagexon1390d ago

After reading this interview I'm now interested for sure, the original was just way too linear but this is now an open world game which in theory sounds really fun. However it seams like some really good ai is needed and stealth needs to be possible since you are going to be utilising guerilla tactics. I'm also worried about the narrative disrupting the game, because it appears that everyone will have rather different experiences as people would be attacking the 'KPA' in different ways so if everyone's given the same cutscenes then there could be some issues. I'm interested at least.

Ausbo1390d ago

The end of the article says its coming to PC,xbox360, and ps4. Where's the Xbox one version????? Haha.

anyway, game looks great so far. Can't wait to see it at e3.