Crytek has shown off a slice of rebellious gameplay from Homefront: The Revolution at E3, which was streamed on Twitch yesterday. It’s the same demo Jules wrote about a week ago, following a resistance member as he meets up with other players to stage a jail break in a police station.
It’s enough to make you entirely forget about its predecessor.
There’s a lot going on in only 11 minutes, from a scripted sequence showing the tyranny of the Korean People’s Army that’s evocative of Half-Life 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s intro to a massive fire fight outside the police station rife with explosions and death.
What’s most impressive is that the police station fight, as large and loud as it is, isn’t some sort of inflexible set piece like you’d see in the likes of Battlefield or Call of Duty, but a battle that can play out in many different ways that’s just part of a grubby, guerrilla war that’s being waged all across the open-world recreation of Philadelphia.
In short, it’s a lot more like the first Crysis than it is the original Homefront. And that can only be a good thing.
2015 is when the revolution happens, and I’m already practising by thrusting my fist into the air.