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Here’s why the new Homefront is next-gen-only

Thursday, 5th June 2014 18:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Homefront: The Revolution is a current-gen-only title, but not because Crytek couldn’t produce a last-gen version, it just wanted to deliver the best experience possible.

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Speaking with Metro, game designer Fasahat Salim said focusing on one platform generation also decreased development time.

“We’re still early in the life cycle but how I see it is for us we wanted to try and put it on the platforms that we felt could deliver the best experience,” he said. “And the amount of stuff going on in this game, the scale at which it’s happening with all of the different systems running behind the scenes, all of these things, and to get a steady 30 frames per second as well… it would have been possible on previous consoles but the thing is it would’ve meant a lot more work and a lot more difficulty.

“And it would’ve potentially slowed us down from working on the next gen. At Crytek we’ve always tried to get the best out of every platform, but Crysis 2 was our first project on consoles and for us that was a massive learning experience.

“Now with the new consoles we’ve reached a level where our CryEngine is capable of easily translating whatever we’ve built onto all of the platforms that it’s ready for and to get the best out of each of them.”

Homefront: The Revolution is an open-world title set for a 2015 launch on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Thanks, OXM.

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9 Comments

  1. Iliad

    Wait, a current-gen only FPS at 30fps? No thanks. “Next-gen” my arse.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. Iliad

    Or have I misread it?

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    @2
    I don’t think they would know that by now (unless they have set targets).

    #3 6 months ago
  4. killer_walrus

    @Iliad He was saying the they could get a 360/PS3 version running at a steady 30 fps, but it would have been a lot of extra work.

    #4 6 months ago
  5. Tormenter

    All these games that are being made for Linux (read, not steam but a real linux distro)… how are they going to cope with the drm issues?

    Do People like EA and UBI think were going to install an Origin or Uplay client on a nice clean Linux install?

    They must be mad if that’s what they’re thinking.

    #5 6 months ago
  6. Gheritt White

    Is this first or third person?

    #6 6 months ago
  7. SinfulKnight

    @Gheritt White Should be first person since it seems to continue from the last game.

    #7 6 months ago
  8. Dog4life

    Crysis 2 looked absolutely stunning on my x360 , considering the weak hardware compared to modern standards.

    Crytek will make the graphics whores happy on console , im sure :)

    This resolution/fps debate is getting silly. STFU and buy a good pc if you bitch around for every release on consoles.

    #8 6 months ago
  9. AmiralPatate

    Current gen is so last gen anyways.

    #9 6 months ago

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