Open-world FPS Homefront: The Revolution will launch for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on May 17, Deep Silver has announced.

For those that simply cannot wait, there will be a limited-entry beta on Xbox One in February, access to which can be gained by keeping an eye on Xbox.com and the official Homefront website.

Homefront: The Revolution takes place four years after the events of the first game, and follows protagonist Ethan Brady as he stages a resistance movement against the army of a Korean invasion in the city of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia’s most densely populated areas are called “Yellow Zones”, and it is here where the citizens are kept in a vise grip of oppression and fear, thanks to the KPA’s military lockdown and 24-hour propaganda.

So guerrilla warfare is the name of the game, and it’s up to you to lead the titular Resistance against superior forces and liberate the city’s war-torn streets.

Homefront: The Revolution has had a rocky development.

It was announced in June 2014 by Crytek UK (whose parent company purchased the IP when THQ went bankrupt), but by July of that same year, the dev team was rumoured to be on strike, holding out until overdue wages were paid.

Days later, amid turmoil at Crytek, game director Hasit Zala left the studio, and by the end of the month, Crytek UK had been sold to publisher Deep Silver.

The game’s release was then delayed, as Deep Silver relaunched Crytek UK 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 at the time.

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