#9 Philadelphia Setting
When Homefront first released back in 2011, the setting was a bit odd as it took place within Montrose, Colorado, a small western city. During Homefront: The Revolution’s development time at Crytek, the game setting was changed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The reasoning behind the setting change was that the developers felt the city would be a more recognizable and a relatable location while also big enough to suit an open world structure. We know that the game will break Philadelphia into three sections each of which will divide the resistance and the Greater Korean Republic.
The first section is known as the Green Zone and is located in the middle most part of the city. Within the Green Zone, the Korean army is at its strongest with fortifications to make a safe zone, a stable power supply along with running water. Next is the Yellow Zone which is where most of the civilians reside. However, because most of the civilians are forced into this area, it has resulted in overpopulation with most families living in tent-like cities. It’s within the Yellow Zone that the Korean army patrols most of its resources to keep away or take out members of the resistance.
Lastly, we have the Red Zone which resembles an apocalyptic suburban area that holds nothing but ruins and rubble. Here is where we’ll find most of the resistance at its strongest and the location where gamers can actively meet with fellow troops or take part in weapon caches. In spite of being marked as a forbidden city, the Red Zone continues to be active with firefight against the resistance and the Great Korean Republic army.