hands-onGuerrilla warfare in occupied Philadelphia.
Over the past few months, Crytek has looked very much like a company in trouble. Reports of missed paydays and high rates of employee turnover were unsubstantiated but persistent, and in July a couple of high-ranked employees left the company for greener pastures. It all seemed to come to a head last week when Deep Silver acquired Homefront and Crytek UK was closed down. But Crytek CEO Cevat
Deep Silver has announced that it has acquired the Homefront property from Crytek, including the recently-announced Homefront: The Revolution, which will be completed at its new "Dambuster Studios."
The words "there is a new Homefront game coming," are, based on previous evidence, something you'd be forgiven for not caring about. But don't scroll on by just yet, because there are reasons Homefront: The Revolution could resuscitate the ill-fated shooter series. Not least is the fact that it's being developed by Crytek UK. That studio were once called Free Radical, and were responsible for the
THQ is no more: the bankrupt publisher and developer auctioned off its assets in U.S. Bankruptcy Court today. Though the court must still approve the sales, a letter from THQ's CEO (which was passed to Kotaku by an employee) reveals the bidders, which include Sega, Ubisoft, Deep Silver, Crytek, and Take-Two, and the THQ franchises and studios they'll acquire. Inside is a breakdown of who's
If you missed out on last year's Humble THQ Bundle or followup Nvidia giveaway, it's time for a threepeat. Amazon saw how all the cool kids were discounting THQ games with great results, and it has followed suit with the Tantalizing THQ Medley, which slices off 91 percent in savings across six games, including Metro 2033, STALKER, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.
THQ's stock has halved in value after the publisher's Q2 financial report announced a delay to the games arriving early next year. Though the delay shows an investment in the quality of those titles, the plummeting share price could leave the company facing bankruptcy before they reach market.
THQ have confirmed Homefront 2, the sequel to their decent take on modern day combat battlefields. It'll be out in 2014 on console and PC. And it will probably be quite pretty, given that development duties have been handed over to Crytek, the devs responsible for Far Cry and Crysis.
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THQ announce that Homefront will be getting a PC patch later this week. The update will make a number of balance changes and engine optimisations, and also add a DemoURL feature that will make it easier for players to download and share in-game videos with server admins, making it much easier to record evidence of cheating, so perpetrators can quickly be found and banned. Other changes include
The best parts of the 1984 movie Red Dawn are when a band of small-town Colorado teenagers launch a series of guerilla attacks against occupying Soviet forces. The scrappiness of their insurgency is exhilarating to watch—it’s chilling to see high school students hardened in battle against overwhelming odds. Homefront, with a story written by Red Dawn’s director John Milius, makes every effort to
Murlocs in Space! Or perhaps not. Bungie announcing that their next game will be an MMO doesn't come as a surprise, but it'll be interesting to see if they will become as iconic in the MMO space as they have been within the FPS circles. The other huge story of the day, of course, has been Tim's look at the latest Unreal tech; which looks fabulous. Take a look at those screenshots and be
Homefront PC's online component is being developed by Digital Extremes, the creators of Unreal and Unreal Tournament. Their job is to add PC specific features to Homefront, including clan support, vehicle cockpits, stat tracking and dedicated servers. Read on to find out what you'll be able to customise in Homefront's online game.
The GDC Homefront trailer mixes up live action film with in-game footage. The film part shows a suburban family fighting back after their house has been burned down by occupying Korean forces. One day that kid will think back to the day that dad fired an RPG out of a school bus and smile. For more on Kaos Studio's vision of Korean occupied America, check out our Homefront preview.
Kaos haven’t been shy in touting Half-Life 2 as their inspiration. Of course they haven’t – it’s a convenient way of saying: “This is the best thing ever,” while maintaining a sense of plausible modesty. The parallels are all lined up, jostling for your attention. Mute protagonist, on-rails introduction, strong, humane female star and careful dramatic pacing – from ratcheted combat set pieces, to
The latest Homefront trailer shows the start of what Kaos Studios are calling the 'Second American Revolution". Judging from the trailer, it's likely to have more attack helicopters, armoured cars and rocket launchers than the first American Revolution, and a few more Koreans, too. Homefront has you playing a member of the American resistance in a dystopian future in which North and South Korea
Kaos Studios have announced a wealth of PC-only features for their upcoming FPS, Homefront, along with system specs and pre-order information. Click more for the details.
THQ have launched an interactive time-line for Homefront, which details the years leading up to the Korean invasion of America. The time-line chronicles from 2010 through to 2027 (the year Homefront takes place), and includes a variety of artefacts such as newspaper cuttings and some Command and Conquer-like video clips. It's an entertaining feature for those interested in Homefront's