Homefront PS3 patch releases, player complaints persist

Acting on numerous complaints about the PS3 version of Homefront regularly locking and freezing up, developer Kaos Studios issued a patch last night. According to THQ, the patch “should make a significant difference” for players who have been experiencing difficulties with the PS3 version. But visit the official Homefront forum, and you’ll see that many players are still experiencing instances of freezing post-patch, while reports of other errors continue to pour in.

In addition to post-patch reports of freezing issues, forum users have been drawing attention to errors with the game’s leaderboard and stat tracking system. Kaos Studios is aware of the issues and assures players that the errors will be resolved. “We are aware of the buggy leader boards and stat tracking issues and it is being addressed in an upcoming patch,” said Kaos’s Dan Matlack in one forum post.

Xbox 360 users are also reporting similar problems and can expect a patch of their own soon. “We have seen far fewer issues reported on 360 to date, but we are currently working on a title update that we trust will address most outstanding issues. As soon as we have a timeframe for this we will let you know,” said a THQ representative in an official blog post.

According to THQ, the PC version of Homefront is apparently “looking pretty robust right now,” adding that developers released a smaller patch yesterday for that version.

THQ and Kaos Studios have stated that both companies are committed to supporting Homefront post-launch, and encouraged players to continue reporting errors on the official forums. According to THQ, the hassles can be attributed to “teething problems in the first few days as the kinds are ironed out.”

Have you been experiencing similar problems with Homefront? Let us know in the comments below.

Mar 18, 2011

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  • Cruddi - March 22, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    This game has been a small let down, the saving grace of this game is the online play it for the online and you'll be okay just wait for a few more patches cause it's still buggy as hell unless it's sorted soon this is going to be a trade in for my Mortal Kombat pre order next month
  • Chuck Higgins - March 20, 2011 6:47 a.m.

    I did all the downloads required on my PS3 on Mar 18. Game played O.K. with a few minor pauses. Today when I want to continue the game, it just locks up. All I have is the theme music and a locked Homefront screen. I tried to delete all the saved data thinking it would start up like it did last night but nooooooooooo, it still locks up when you hit X on new campaign. THQ and Kaos need to get their act together and fix this game. I can't beleive these errors never showed up in testing.
  • Koolkat23 - March 19, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    When you see what a studio like Naughty Dog can do with the PS3 and hear about other games which PS3 copy is inferior it just goes to show how lazy the developer is. Sad and inexcusable.
  • Gehennakat - March 19, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    The only real freezing (for me) is the mp. The party system is broken and always drops my party. When I try to back out I completely freeze, requiring a reboot. The "join" option does work though so my clan mates and I have been using that as work around.
  • DOHBOY - March 19, 2011 4:33 p.m.

    this game is shit the story is short and dull and the graphics are horrible my ps3 hasn't freezed so much since the medal of honor beta (everytime you got a killstreak it would freeze)hit detection is shit and they have 2 snipers that take 2 shots to kill online. they're are too many problems with this game i regret buying it more than i regret getting raped by a 50 year-old mexican priest
  • Delaney318 - March 19, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    I got this game as a birthday gift for my 360 and it hasn't worked in 3 days. Here is the funny thing. I have the family account on my 360 console and the game works on all other accts other than mine. This is jus too weird. So my 7 yr. son has Homefront gamesave now on his acct. Thanks THQ.
  • MancisFrorkYorgan - March 19, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    It's a Korean conspiracy.
  • RicePuddingUK - March 19, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    I want this game but I'm only buying it for the campaign, it looks like CoD enough (Just look at the knife attack, it's the same ANIMATION!) and I hear the campaign is short so it's not worth my £50, I'll wait for it to be £20
  • Balaska - March 19, 2011 10:55 a.m.

    "encouraged players to continue reporting errors on the official forums" I hope these people will get either their money back or get a salary, do games companies not employ testers any more? Personally I prefer the 360, but I get annoyed that the PS3 versions of games always seems to be an inferior port, between this and CoD BlOps PS3 gamers seem to get the shitty end of the stick.
  • Fiirestorm21 - March 19, 2011 6:37 a.m.

    I have it on PC and have experience numerous bugs with triggering scripted events. Towards the beginning, you're supposed to be fighting off a Korean force when gas grenades are tossed in and you and your allies have to get a woman with a crying baby out... I didn't even realize all the stuff past "fighting off a Korean force" was even supposed to happen at first, because the first 2 or 3 times I played it, I just kept fighting off enemies, thinking "When is this going to end?" before finally dying (the game can be really punishing with death even on lower difficulties); then one time after respawning and restarting the last checkpoint, the fight begins and suddenly the gas grenades start flying, etc. I'm left thinking, "Wait...why is this now just happening?" The worst bug of this kind was towards the end of the white phosphorous misfire level used to demo the game at game shows. Once I cross the burning parking lot to the second tower, the game...doesn't freeze, it just...stops? My character's hand remains up to guard his face even after well through the fire, an invisible wall keeps me inside the tower, and both NPC allies simply stand there doing nothing. This one has yet to resolve itself, no matter how many times I restart from the last checkpoint. It's looking like a complete restart for me, as the game takes Call of Duty's style of checkpoint saves instead of a traditional manual save system. (One of many things taken from IW and TA.)
  • BlitzIzDaShitz - March 19, 2011 1:46 a.m.

    Doesn't look like that great of a game for PS3, I tried to play the demo but me and my friends tried for like a half an hour to get into a game and it wouldn't let us so we all deleted it. Hopefully they put up a new demo to change my mind abut this game.

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