Open world FPS Homefront: The Revolution has been delayed until 2016, publisher Deep Silver has announced.

The game was expected to release this year, but that was before original developer Crytek UK was closed and acquired by Deep Silver, which relaunched it as Deep Silver Dambuster Studios.

"We are excited that Deep Silver's acquisition of the Homefront IP and assets from Crytek has allowed development of Homefront: The Revolution to continue with minimum disruption," said Deep Silver Dambuster boss Hasit Zala.

"The team here believes we are working on something truly special."

Deep Silver boss Dr. Klemens Kundratitz said he had high hopes for the upcoming title, which takes place four years after the events of the original, and follows protagonist Ethan Brady as he stages a resistance movement against the army of a reunified Korea in the city of Philadelphia.

"We are giving the team every opportunity to turn Homefront: The Revolution into a best-selling title, and have set a 2016 release date to provide them the time they need to achieve this. You can expect to hear more about the game later this year."

The original Homefront was released on last-gen and PC in 2011 to mixed reviews, and was one of the last games published by the now-defunct THQ.