Never has Kensington looked so nice!
I bought a PS4 this weekend, mostly because I wanted to be ready for when NHL 15 comes out looking like this, but also for the other, non-sports next-gen games. I didn’t get Watch Dogs due to it’s somewhat underwhelming reviews (I picked up FIFA and NBA 2k14), but I imagine that if I lived in Chicago, I would’ve jumped all over it since the entire thing is set in a modern-day recreation of the city.
And soon, it looks like Philly will have a game to call its own.
Homefront: The Revolution will be set in the future in a worn-torn Philly after a Korean invasion. From Kotaku, which got a sneak peek of the game due out next year:
Homefront: The Revolution’s Philadelphia is appropriately nightmarish, a twisted and ruined version of the place where American independence was born. Flying drones patrol the decimated streets from above, zooming down on troublemakers and potential troublemakers, scanning with a blue mechanical eye that turns red when it spots dissent. The Korean military is never far away from them. Occupied Philadelphia still looks war-torn, almost post-apocalyptic save for the giant screens erected above the city, which exclusively show Korean propaganda. Homefront: The Revolution is PC/Mac/Linux, Xbox One and PS4 only, and technically impressive, but there’s also a military-dystopian art style at work here that gives it visual character.
Rumor has it that if your character heads down to the sports complex, he’ll actually find a 108-year-old zombie Ruben Amaro holding on to the corpses of Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins and the tattered remains of Ryan Howard’s left Achilles, screaming ,“THEY STILL HAVE SOME PRODUCTION LEFT IN THEM!”
Side note: You’ll notice that there doesn’t appear to be any Comcast Center(s) in these screenshots. We can just assume that even the Koreans thought their business practices were draconian and immediately leveled the building upon their occupation of the city. That, or the game designers completely screwed up the skyline and have Liberty One towering over the modest home of Brian Roberts’s regional company.
*Handle is crossingbroad. Come at me… and kick my ass because I’m terrible.
Trailer after the jump.