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New Homefront developer diary focuses on multiplayer, promises 'epic vehicular warfare'

Homefront is one of the most interesting-looking FPS war games in the 2011 release docket, both in the singleplayer and multiplayer departments. Recently, THQ released the game's first developer diary, which focused on the story, and today it has released another behind-the-scenes video to show off the game's multiplayer experience:

To avoid becoming 'yet another' online shooter, with the same mechanics of every other, Homefront will introduce features such as the ability to move between maps during one skirmish.

And then there's the most important feature of the game: vehicles. The development team likes to say it's "epic vehicular warfare," which sounds totally cool to us. Get some friends together and start shooting helicopters at tanks, and tanks at Humvees, and no one can say that ain't a good time. Well, not literally "shooting helicopters at tanks," like out of a big helicopter gun. But that would be cool too.

In related news, THQ CEO Brian Farrell told investors last night that the publisher will reduce its focus on licensed kid's games, and direct more attention toward its original IPs, which includes Homefront.

Dec 3, 2010

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9 comments

  • monkeking - December 4, 2010 8:42 a.m.

    @Channel4 Seriously? Since when did COD have vehicles?
  • ChuckB - December 4, 2010 5:57 a.m.

    @papergoon: ...you do realize this is suppose to be a serious take of Red Dawn, right? Also, you're a civi turned resistance fighter; the MP will you have play as professional soldiers (since there is no way freedom fighters would have such weapons and support at their disposal.
  • papergoon - December 4, 2010 4:54 a.m.

    What is it with American developers? Must the protagonist always be an American, especially with shooters? They're just limiting their options. Clearly, people enjoy playing as other nationalities (see Assassin's Creed series) Can there at least be, for once, a fps that does not focus on American soldiers?
  • Jamahl - December 4, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    Battlefield Bad company mixed with halo with cod's killstreaks. So original. That's sarcasm, btw.
  • alexthewhite - December 3, 2010 11:35 p.m.

    My question is what is the multiplayer like. If it even resembles Call of Duty's "You're made of porcelain" model, I'll stay far away from it.
  • Maiestas777 - December 3, 2010 11:32 p.m.

    It looks to be MW2 meets BC2...which I fully support. Plus, it will finally give me somebody other than Russians to shoot at in campaign. I would take a expertly executed combination of other games than a sloppily made game full of innovation.
  • aham1994 - December 3, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    Well, hopefully the helicopters are actually shootable. I was playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 last night and the helicopter was just circling around us reigning down rockets. I couldn't get a tracer dart on there as I usually do, but this game looks decent. One more thing, I like the idea of accesable or streamlined vehicles,I only have 30 minutes of helicopter play in Bad Company 2 so I have trouble flying them since everyone hoards them as soon as they spawn.
  • Channel4 - December 3, 2010 10:58 p.m.

    The knife at the end...the're not even bothering to at least try and look original. The on foot gameplay is indistinguishable from COD. They clearly think it's a cool ending but it may as well just have "identical to COD" flash across the screen just in case you hadn't noticed yet. The single player looks somewhat interesting, the multiplayer does not.
  • Spartan523 - December 3, 2010 10:36 p.m.

    i have an awful feeling thsi is going to flop, which is a shame because frontlines was a great game, and this looks really good

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