Homefront hitting PC

Canadian studio Digital Extremes porting THQ's upcoming futuristic shooter; due out with dedicated servers, clan support in early 2011.

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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.

Even the Golden Gate Bridge isn't safe.

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.

Discussion

42 comments
DDERME
DDERME

Korea is gonna steal all the apple pie,there will be an apple pie crisis;and shortly after that world war 3.

hyttenhoof
hyttenhoof

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.

fluid_dynamics
fluid_dynamics

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...

THEONEPOWER
THEONEPOWER

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.

Ghosthunter54
Ghosthunter54

They're already making a sequel? Shouldn't they be focused on the first game before making a second?

pidow
pidow

I hope this game comes out playable and workable...no problems(?).

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

It looks like it could be an interesting game.......but, they better not port it over and ruin it.

Lov3IsPAiN
Lov3IsPAiN

This game looks so great . I'm amazed that not too many "gamers" knows about it .

ebonyflame
ebonyflame

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.

pudgexd
pudgexd

Awesome man , dedicated servers is a must for multiplayer PC. I hope there will be modding tools like zombies mod !!!

shawn7324
shawn7324

I have always planned on picking up it on Xbox 360.

shawn7324
shawn7324

I absolutely love Single & Multiplayer on Frontlines Fuel Of War, so very much looking forward to Homefront.

Spybreak
Spybreak

It's got potential, let us see if it delivers.

Gruug
Gruug

North Korea invading the United States? RIght. Wasn't too impressed with THQ/Kaos last game and don't expect much from this one.

Deluhathol
Deluhathol

@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.

SirMordredX
SirMordredX

@Deluhathol Lolz, seriously? Really? Stop blaming the devs - it's not their choice; it's THQ's. Blame the publisher.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to hear that they are showing love to PC gamers

M3tr4nk0
M3tr4nk0

Wow, dedicated servers? Really?! :shock:

Deluhathol
Deluhathol

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.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

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.

pogswarts
pogswarts

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 :))

acasero44
acasero44

if its as beastly as the Resident evil 5 port which i couldnt find flaws then i might get it.

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

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.

DontEatCream
DontEatCream

Oh man, a PC shooter released WITH dedicated servers and clan support? OMGNOWAI!

eriktkire
eriktkire

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.

Dorgoth12
Dorgoth12

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....

SlowMotionKarma
SlowMotionKarma

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.

JangoWuzHere
JangoWuzHere

I thought this was already coming for PC...?

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

This one is on my radar. Hope it does well

AjaxsLastStand
AjaxsLastStand

The premise of this game just makes me laugh. Let's hope the game play makes up for that.

Kamui_basic
Kamui_basic

kinda of old news, been tracking this game on PC for a while.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Time to shoot some Koreans like in Crysis! :P

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

No Surprise.. FPS always hitting PC(s).. :) PC(s) & FPS more like father & son.. lol :P

ckynick254
ckynick254

have they already taken over the us. the interview looked like it

SerOlmy
SerOlmy

"Porting" to the PC. Pass...

XanderKage
XanderKage

I smell a bad port in our future....

athenian29
athenian29

Come on, Kaos started as a Battlefield 2 modding team! Why give up on the PC if it's in their heritage?