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Homefront Sequel to be Given the Crytek High Quality Graphics Treatment

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  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Homefront creator KAOS studios shut its doors in the summer, leaving the sequel without a developer - and players of the cliffhanger ending of the first game well, hanging. However, publisher THQ has hired Crysis 2 developer Crytek to develop the sequel (Homefront 2?) which is expected to be out in 2014 for PC and console platforms. This is perhaps unsurprising, as Crytek recently made a very impressive DX11 upgrade for Crysis 2, as reported by TechPowerUp (with video) so this appointment is likely to make the next Homefront visually exciting at least and will do its bit to help keep up the graphics quality of games written for the PC. I'm looking forward to their high quality DX11 graphics that will push our PC's to the limits and once more give us a reason for upgrading to the latest hardware. They now just need to concentrate on making the gameplay as good as those graphics.

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    Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ:

    And Cevat Yerli, Founder, CEO and President of Crytek:

    Source: HEXUS
     
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    2014... It better be visually stunning
     
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    Huh! I'm surprised there's going to be a sequel. I didn't think this game was very popular, but obviously they seem to be making some money out of it.
     
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    I got Homefront, it's decent. I got other games to keep me occupied for now though. I'll have to revisit it sometime soon.

    Not too sure if I'm excited about Crytek deving the sequel though.

    "Maximum 'Merica"
     
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    The game did very good on the xbox360. Consoles/PC sales.
     
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    But it was too short ...
     
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    I'm more surprised we are doing gaming news on the front page.
     
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    Id rather they concentrated on making it a compelling experience and if they plan to release it in 2014 then they do have the time to make it a great experience rather than a polished turd.
     
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    You're about to be even more blown away. Hold on to your hat! ;)
     
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    I enjoyed Homefront a lot. Storyline was good and the homages to Red Dawn were clear in it. But this isn't what people were expecting. They heard he was on the story so they expected a Red Dawn video game which Homefront wasn't. Which is a shame despite it being a decent plot. It really could have been made much more had they just let that author really go nuts with it. Instead it turned into a mix of that early on then jumped to the big scale city retaking when all people wanted was to be Wolverines.

    Multiplayer was good too. Never had I played a game which utilized UAV weaponry so well. But the trouble was it attracted a lot of MW people. They all tried to play it like MW when HF wasn't meant to be. Its more closer to BF gameplay than MW with more of a focus on using your unmanned vehicles well. Ton of people raged about snipers and such but never could figure out how to use their tools to get them. So Kaos tweaks it (nerfed the heck out of it), then MP gets ruined. Turns more into a MW rambofest.

    Honestly I gave up on HF after the first patch. Game was so ruined that I just stayed in BC2. Hopefully Crytek can make it really happen the way it should have been.
     
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    It won't stop that game from being painfully generic, boring, and inconsistently buggy.
     
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    Better be using DX12 --_--
     
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    I agree with claylomax, it seems like now if a game isn't cod (and it's a fps) it just dies out...(on the xbox/ps3 anyway) I don't think you can go on there and get in a game that doesn't have someone from japan with the worse host ever and a bunch of people speaking mexican in the lobby... it seems that that's the problem with all shooters now. People just go back to what they know because they don't want to learn a new game..
     
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    lol 70% xbox 26% ...4% PC

    basically PC gamers hardly noticed it
     
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    I hope they don't waste the tessalation this time like they did with crysis 2 dx 11
     
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    yeah on that ,I must have played through it twice already.Is Crytek good at long story campaigns like Far Cry was good but that was before the multi play took over .Was Cry sis any good at being long?
     
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    Overall it was a great game, it had some problems, but making the graphics better isn't going to solve them.
     
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    fixed.


    theres a few really good articles on the web, showing just how useless and screwed up that DX11 patch is.
     
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