Players who have completed and sat through Homefront: The Revolution's end credits have found an interesting, personal message: "A Word from the Game Director." As spotted on Twitter, the note discusses the recently released title's long, difficult production.
"Homefront the revolution [sic] 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," wrote Hasit Zala, head of developer Dambuster Studios. "Several reboots, the original publisher going into liquidation, the development studio changing ownership ... I could go on."
Zala thanked the development team for sticking with the project despite the hardships. The sequel to 2011's Homefront, Homefront: The Revolution first originated at THQ and was announced following the first game's release. After the publisher declared bankruptcy in 2012, Crytek grabbed the rights to the series in 2013.
That same year, Deep Silver bought the franchise after owner Crytek closed its U.K. branch; Crytek U.K. had worked on the game since it was announced. Several members of that studio joined the U.K.-based Dambuster Studios, which was formed by publisher Deep Silver in 2014. That includes Zala, who was put in charge of Dambuster after leaving Crytek U.K., where he had led development on Homefront: The Revolution.
In total, Homefront: The Revolution changed hands three times and suffered a delay before finally coming out on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One this week.
"To create a game of this size and complexity with a relatively small team is a remarkable achievement," Zala wrote. "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."
Find out what we thought of the Homefront: The Revolution in our review, and take a look at some of the game's Easter eggs below.