PC version of Homefront being developed by Digital Extremes (plus new screenshots)

by: Chuck -
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I missed this last week but THQ has announced that Digital Extremes (the folks behind Dark Sector and a bunch of other titles) will be building the PC version of Homefront.  OK this isn't the biggest news in the world but it is an excuse for me to push out the latest batch of screenshots from the game that don't show off much we haven't seen before (more pissed off Koreans in combat gear, the battle at the Lumber Liquidators, and the early base of the resistance).

Homefront was one of the big games of E3 for me this year and I think a lot of people are going to be surprised at the quality of the title when it comes out in early 2011.  This is one of the strongest story driven FPS games since Half-Life 2 and I can't wait to play through the final game.

Homefront™ for PC in Development at Digital Extremes

PC Version to Make its Debut at GamesCom, Cologne This Week

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Aug 18, 2010 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that the Windows PC version of the hotly anticipated first-person-shooter, Homefront,TM from Kaos Studios is being developed by a dedicated team at Canadian-based studio, Digital Extremes.

Homefront on PC further illustrates THQ’s commitment to PC gamers with additional features and options for multiplayer fans.

“Digital Extremes has a superb track record in PC development,” said David Votypka, General Manager at Kaos Studios, THQ. “While the team here at Kaos is completely focused on the core Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Homefront, our partnership with Digital Extremes means that PC gamers can look forward to a version of the game tailored to the demands of the discerning PC gamer.”

“We’re building on the great game that Kaos Studios is making and enhancing it with specific PC relevant features,” added Frank De Lise, Executive Producer, THQ. “PC players will be able to set up and host Homefront dedicated servers and enjoy additional community features including clan support. We believe the core PC first-person-shooter fan will really appreciate these features, which are becoming increasingly rare.”

Homefront will be demonstrated on the show floor at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany this week. Homefront is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in early calendar 2011.

For more information on Homefront, follow the game at Facebook.com/Homefrontgame or Twitter.com/Homefrontgame.

About Homefront

The year is 2027. Her infrastructure shattered and military in disarray, America has fallen to a savage occupation by the nuclear armed Greater Korean Republic.

Abandoned by her former allies, the United States is a bleak landscape of walled towns and abandoned suburbs. This is a police state where high school stadiums have become detention centers, and shopping malls shelter armored attack vehicles.

Join the Resistance, stand united and fight for freedom against an overwhelming military force In Homefront’s gripping, cinematic single player campaign, and experience epic, ground breaking multiplayer action all set in a terrifyingly plausible near-future world.

About THQ

THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at http://www.thq.com. THQ, Homefront, Kaos Studios and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

About Digital Extremes

Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent development studios in the interactive entertainment industry. The Canadian based developer is best known for its co-creation of the award-winning and multi-million unit selling franchise, Epic Games’ Unreal® as well as the highly acclaimed, Dark Sector® for Playstation®3 and Xbox360® using their proprietary technology, the Evolution Engine™. Employing some of the top talent in the industry, Digital Extremes has been distinguished as a Top 100 and Top 10 Employer in Canada. More information about Digital Extremes, its games and technology can be found at http://www.digitalextremes.com/.

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