The beta kicks off tomorrow, February 11, at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST. It ends on Sunday, February 14, at midnight PST, which comes out to 3 AM EST on Monday, February 15.
To take part in The Revolution’s beta, players needed to have obtained a special token that was handed out by Deep Silver and Xbox through giveaways last year. The company also says “some” keys remain available; you can sign up at the game’s website here to get one.
The Revolution’s beta lets players try out the game’s new four-player online mode, Resistance. Deep Silver also cautions that, because the game is still in beta, frame rate, graphics, textures, and animations are all in an unfinished state.
The game takes place in 2029. Protagonist Ethan Brady leads a resistance movement against the army of a Korean invasion in the city of Philadelphia. Despite being attached to the first Homefront game, developer Dambuster Studios claims “everything is new” for the game, and that there is a reason why it was not titled Homefront 2.
Originally scheduled to launch in 2015, The Revolution was later delayed to 2016. The first Homefront game was published by THQ, but when the publisher went bankrupt, Crysis developer Crytek stepped in to buy the franchise for $544,000. Crytek later sold the game to Deep Silver, which put its new Dambuster Studios to work on The Revolution.