Homefront: The Revolution has already hit stores across the US while Europe has to wait until Friday. Already, reviews have put it in the area of ‘mediocre’, quoting troublesome bugs and choppy framerates, but we know the game has been through development hell, and it shows. However, those who finished the story were greeted by an explanation in the end credits. That’s rather… humbling.
The end credtis began with a few words by Dambuster Studios’ studio head Hansit Zala reading, “Homefront: The Revolution has been in development for just over four years, and as some of you may be aware, the path has not always been a smooth one.
“Several reboots, the original publisher going into liquidation, the development studio changing ownership… I could go on. Thankfully, throughout all these difficult times, key people have kept faith and believe in the IP and the team’s ability to deliver a quality game, and I would especially like to acknowledge Klemens Kundratitz’ and Huw Beynon’s unwavering support, without which this game and this studio would not exist.
“For the team members that have made it to the end, I salute you for your endeavour. To create a game of this size and complexity with a relatively small team is a remarkable achievement. For those that we lost along the way, I would like to thank you all for your contributions, and you will find your names in the special thank you section.
“Finally, for all of you that have enjoyed playing the game, I promise you – this is just the beginning.”
Originally owned by THQ, who eventually went bankrupt after funding Crytek UK to make the game, who then sold it off to Deep Silver, who created Dambuster Studios to make the game, all in a 4 year period. The game finally saw the light of day, offering a single player campaign and a half dozen multiplayer missions to play with friends.
Homefront: The Revolution currently sits with a 55% rating on Metacritic for PlayStation 4 with a majority of mixed reviews and one negative. Will you still consider picking it up?