Korea is gonna steal all the apple pie,there will be an apple pie crisis;and shortly after that world war 3.
Canadian studio Digital Extremes porting THQ's upcoming futuristic shooter; due out with dedicated servers, clan support in early 2011.
Publisher THQ today announced that the PC version of Homefront--which already has a sequel in the works--is currently in development at Canadian shop Digital Extremes.
The publisher also revealed details on the computer installment, saying it will feature additional options and features that its console cousins won't have access to. Aimed at multiplayer fans, the additional features are clan support and dedicated servers, which allow players to set up and host games.
Homefront takes place in 2027 during a time when North Korean forces have invaded the United States. Players fight as part of a rebel group against the occupying forces, ultimately attempting to thwart their hostile advances.
The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Homefront are currently in development at Kaos Studios. All versions of the game are currently scheduled to arrive in "early 2011." Digital Extremes was the outfit behind D3 Publisher's 2008 sci-fi shooter Dark Sector. Most recently, the studio developed BioShock 2's multiplayer component.
For more on Homefront, check out GameSpot's most recent preview.
i think the story line is a little odd. united Korea taking over Japan is the equivalent of Rhode Island (not the us, Rhode Island singlehandedly) taking over russia.
Seems like it could be a heck of a lot of fun to play with friends. I'm looking forward to reviving a little clan rivalry with my old counter-strike and quake 3 buddies. They're not releasing nearly enough content each week though. If you want us interested, you have to give us something interesting and different every week, certainly more than a screenshot every 2 months. C'mon, show us more of the gameplay, and multi-player. Set up some professional competition. Something...
Does this game not remind anyone of that old ps2 game Freedom Fighters? Man that game was fun at the time. Anyway, that's the first thing I thought of when I read the description. Just replace North Korea with Russia.
They're already making a sequel? Shouldn't they be focused on the first game before making a second?
You know, with the current perceived tensions between every country, the USA and Korea (perpetuated by CNN and Fox News), I say this game is an international incident waiting to happen. It just portrays the Korean people as power hungry and evil. It however does look fun as hell.
Awesome man , dedicated servers is a must for multiplayer PC. I hope there will be modding tools like zombies mod !!!
I absolutely love Single & Multiplayer on Frontlines Fuel Of War, so very much looking forward to Homefront.
North Korea invading the United States? RIght. Wasn't too impressed with THQ/Kaos last game and don't expect much from this one.
@SirMordredX When I say Kaos Studios, that pretty much includes THQ, since they are an internal studio now. Also, don't consistently overestimate the control a publisher has over a studio, they don't always call ALL the shots, it depends on the companies invovled. Also, THQ also has a long track record of supporting PC gaming, so this is rather out of character on both counts, regardless. But, at the end of the day, either way, you are arguing semantics.
@Deluhathol Lolz, seriously? Really? Stop blaming the devs - it's not their choice; it's THQ's. Blame the publisher.
Totally agree with SlowMotionKarma. This is just a complete cluster****. As soon as this was announced I assumed there was going to be a high-quality PC version either developed simultaneously alongside the console versions, or PC would be used as the primary development platform. Now I find out that the PC version is some half-assed port made by a company with a less than stellar track record, only a few months out from release. Oh, but it is OK, they are adding "additional features" which consist of STANDARD FEATURES which the PC gaming community has EXPECTED to be included in their games for the last couple of decades. I expected more from Kaos studios, seeing how they started out as the modders who made Desert Combat for Battlefield 1942, and later collaborated on Battlefield 2. I had expected them to be a little more conscientious of the PC version given their history, but I guess I was wrong. Ontop of this, they are not only planning a sequel, but are already ACTIVELY working on it, despite the fact that they haven't even finished the first game of their brand new and untested IP. This is pretty obviously bad practice. I was really quite looking forward to Homefront, but this has totally put me off. Definitely wont be buying unless I have confirmation from fellow PC gamers post-launch that the port is decent.
It's eerie how much this games story kind of mimics the real life situation over in North Korea. A bit scary, too. I don't like to think about it much.
I see how this is working THQ! Homefront 1 has (lets say) a ten hour long single player, and you decided you get get twice as much money cutting the game in half and pasting the number "2" on it. Clever stuff....I smell a conspiracy (or too much Deus Ex :))
I normally would agree that talk of a sequel is kinda odd and borderline arrogant. But I have to hand it to THQ lately they have really done a better job with there games mostly publishing. Red Faction series is awesome, and that dark zelda clone was pretty cool.
sequel in the works means bad development. Frontline was a very promising game yet it had alot of unpolished bits & pieces with an embarrassingly impotent singleplay "tutorial" campaign. If they want this game to survive they should be giving it 100% of their time up until it hits the retail date. It's bad enough CoD-whatever will be out with MoH attracting all the sheepish fanboys... the rest of us will be playing things like Breach, Brink, Nuclear Dawn... and many are foaming at the promise of Battlefield 3. Homefront is going to have a hard time as is just because of the competition. This sequel/porting news has seriously lowered my expectations for the game.
already a sequel in the making? thats a bit risky surely, i mean it looks like a good game but are they admitting that its crap and are already making another version to cover their mistakes? suspicious....
What?! I thought this was ALWAYS coming for PC. Now I find out it's not only a "port" but it's being handled by another studio. Not only that, but it's the studio responsible for Dark Sector And BioShock 2's MP? Fail. Fail hard.
Come on, Kaos started as a Battlefield 2 modding team! Why give up on the PC if it's in their heritage?
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