The road for Homefront: The Revolution has been a long one. It began life at the now defunct THQ, eventually being acquired by developer Crytek. publisher Deep Silver would buy the IP from Crytek when the developer ran into financial problems and began to focus only on online multiplayer titles, in the process handing the reigns of the title over to Dambuster Studios.
That was in 2014, and since then little has been heard about Homefront: The Revolution. The game is slated for a release in the first half of 2016, but so far now word has on an official release date. Until now, that is.
Thanks to a Target $1 pre-order card spotted out in the wild (via Gamewatcher), we might finally have a definitive release date for the shooter based on American soil. According to the card, Homefront: The Revolution will launch on May 17, 2016.
So far Deep Silver hasn't issued an official statement on the supposed release date, but it certainly seems to be legitimate. As for when Deep Silver will officially announce the date, or show off the game, that is still unknown. The game was originally designed as a linear shooter before Crytek took the title open-world. Whether or not it still remains that way, or has become something in between, won't be known until more of the game is shown.
What was shown years ago under Crytek's hand certainly seemed impressive, but we'll have to wait for more information, and soon, before learning if the wait for years-in-the-making sequel will turn out to be worth it.