Articles tagged with: Homefront
THQ has announced today that award winning studio Crytek will be developing the next installment of the commercially successful Homefront franchise.
Crytek is no small name to the FPS genre, having devloped such gems as Far Cry and the Crysis series. No doubt it’ll be interesting to see the studio’s new direction for Homefront.
Story and concept came first for Homefront – they are the things THQ are pushing – so it’s only right that we tackle the singleplayer campaign first before moving on to the multiplayer, Homefront’s real trump card.
Homefront launches today in Europe, and we’re sure you’re all itching to take part in its multiplayer. One problem: you’re disadvantaged by the fact the game’s been out for a couple of days in the USA. The servers are already populated with hundreds of skilled players.
PS3 Attitude recently met up with Homefront’s creative director, David Votypka, with the aim to learn as much about Homefront as possible. Thankfully, Votypka was more than happy to help us out by sharing some fantastic details, from Kaos Studios’ love of Half-Life 2 and Children of Men to how Homefront actually came about.
Without further ado, let’s get started…
Kaos Studios’ Homefront – this year’s ultimate what-if game – is out this week, and to whet everyone’s appetite for its release, THQ has uploaded an action-filled launch trailer. When the fightback begins, the swaggering riffs of Jefferson Airplane will be playing.
Homefront will be landing in shops soon and, if all goes well, it’ll be the first of many. This is the hope of David Votypka, creative director and general manager of Kaos Studios, who thinks that Homefront’s “rich and fertile” world is perfect franchise material.
The first-person shooter genre is one of the most dominant of this generation. The success of Call of Duty alone is staggering. Back in late December, Activision announced that Black Ops had surpassed $1bn in sales and that over 600m hours had been logged playing the game. The game is still topping the charts today. Call of Duty isn’t the only franchise flying the flag for first-person shooters either; there is also much fanfare for Killzone, Battlefield, Medal of Honor and Resistance, to name just a few of the big hitters.
Homefront is a first-person shooter set in the near future that explores a world in which an economically desolate United States is invaded by North Korea. A novel approach sure but something that also isn’t exactly innovative given the genre. Beings have invaded your land, fight to defend everything you hold dear.
THQ has released a trailer that can be called interesting at the very least. This trailer definitely bucks the notion of a ‘normal’. Have a look to see what we mean.
Well then, dear PS3 lovers… it will soon be the Year of the Rabbit, the happiest of all the Chinese zodiac signs.
In Chinese astrology the Rabbit is considered to be happy and popular. Rabbits are known for their artistic talent and good taste. You might say there are certain attributes of the Rabbit that foretell of a great year for Sony’s flagship console.
So, is that the case? Or will 2011 be more a ‘dog of a year’ than a metaphorical ‘lucky rabbit’s foot’?
The holiday season is now officially over; PRs are back at work, and we’re writing more, so this means more coverage for you guys. THQ are kicking off the new year with an impressive new developer diary for their upcoming first-person shooter, Homefront, which shows the Fight for Freedom.
It’s been a month of drinking, eating, and spending time with loved ones, and a month for announcements – big announcements. The following games were unveiled: Uncharted 3, The Elder Scrolls V, Mass Effect 3, SSX Deadly Descents, and a new Tomb Raider; it is a very impressive list. We also learned more about some of 2011’s most exciting games: Homefront, DiRT 3, L.A. Noire, Batman: Arkham City, Resistance 3 and Bulletstorm.
There weren’t many new releases, but the Vietnam expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was a highlight. We also got some demos – and yes, a demo can be a highlight, but only just. Here is the re-cap of the month…
A new teaser trailer for Homefront has been released by THQ, which delves further into the story and shows some pretty risky scenes.
We love developer diaries, especially when they’re for the games we care about; Homefront is one of those games.
Published by THQ, developed by Kaos Studios, Homefront is a military FPS set in the near future, in 2027. The world superpowers have suffered an economic meltdown, and natural resources are scarce. A united Korea has become unimaginably powerful, and have invaded America, turning the Land of the Free into a battleground.
Homefront is a game that – for us – has been the complete polar opposite of a game like DC Universe that we talked about in the article below. There have been a fair amount of details that have leaked about Homefront and what it’s all about. Those details and the minor amount of gameplay footage we’ve seen so far have us very excited. Click the title to see more info and some new screens.