A few points to consider:
First and foremost, Homefront wasn't a bad game. In fact, it was quite good and had the potential to be so much more.
Secondly, Crytek is typically in the business of producing top-tier AAA productions. While many will say Crysis 3 fell a little shy of expectations (and IMO, it did), it was still a solid title, and highly technically proficient. With Homefront: The Revolution , they could do some very cool things.
Thirdly and lastly, the premise is fantastic: A bloody war has come to our doorstep, as the North Korean army has invaded. Certain hardy citizens in Philadelphia are looking to revolt and you're going to lead them to the promised land. On top of it all, Crytek apparently wants to implement an open-world sandbox structure, which would greatly enhance the freedom (and next-gen appeal) of the production.
I always said that if Homefront had been given a bit more time and if the team had a bit more resources, it would've been a great, even memorable, game. There's no doubt in my mind. Now, if Crytek tackles this new project with the same vigor and ambition – I still applaud Kaos Studios for their achievement – then there's no telling how great The Revolution could be. People can get all excited for the new Call of Duty or Battlefield but me, I want the new Homefront .
Related Game(s): Homefront: The Revolution