Homefront DLC debuting on Xbox 360
Microsoft touts timed-exclusivity of all add-on content for THQ's near-future dystopian shooter; Suburbs multiplayer map only on platform-holder's console.
One of the primary weapons in the console wars arms race has traditionally been the securing of platform-exclusive or timed-exclusive content. Microsoft has been particularly aggressive in this regard during this generation of consoles, with one of the most recent high-profile examples being timed-exclusive downloadable content for Activision's billion-dollar-generating Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Today, Microsoft announced its latest effort to secure platform-exclusive content for a third-party multiplatform title as part of THQ's Gamers Week event in New York. The game in question is Homefront, and the content is timed-exclusivity for all future downloadable content on the Xbox 360. Owners of Microsoft's console will also receive out-and-out exclusive access to the Suburbs multiplayer map.
THQ has yet to announce its DLC strategy for Homefront. However, the publisher has given gamers an indication of what they can expect from Homefront's online mode. New copies of Homefront will come packed in with a single-use code to access the game's multiplayer component. Those who pick up the game secondhand--through rental or as a used purchase--must pony up $10 to access the game's full online component.
Due out on March 8, Homefront is a story-driven shooter that is set after a North Korean occupation of the continental United States. The single-player campaign drops players in the role of an American resistance fighter, who is struggling against the Korean People's Army in an attempt to regain control of the ruined nation. The multiplayer is set earlier, letting players engage in military scenarios from the invasion itself.
Manhattan-based Kaos Studios is handling development on the console iterations of the title, while Ontario-located Digital Extremes is in charge of the PC version. For more on the shooter, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
Cyberpunk 2077 Just Got Delayed - GS News Update Can We Beat Frieza In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Byleth & Cuphead - GS News Update The Unreasonable But Correct Way To Play The Witcher 3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Byleth Reveal Trailer Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot - What You Need To Know! Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 - What We Want Tamoor and Kurt's Amazing Games Stream Destiny 2 - Where Is Xur? Exotic Vendor Location Guide (1/17 - 1/21) PS4 Iron Man VR Game Delayed - GS News Update One Very Right Prediction, One Very Wrong Prediction | GameSpot After Dark #24 The Elder Scrolls Online - The Dark Heart of Skyrim Cinematic Announcement Trailer
GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email firstname.lastname@example.org