Homefront news

 

Today in New York at the Homefront media event, we announced that some good news for Xbox 360 owners:

  • ALL future Homefront downloadable content will come FIRST to Xbox 360 and our Xbox LIVE community.
  • When Homefront hits shelves in March, Xbox gamers will have an exclusive multiplayer map called Suburbs.

Look for more details on Inside Xbox next week.

 

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  • metallicorphan

    I may have to look into this game,looks pretty good

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  • Premierdrmmr07

    So was this the gaming announcement? Announcing DLC before a game is even release is BS! it just means content was left out of the retail disk so you can charge more for it!

    Seriously Microsoft…you are really really really disappointing me. How about some actual exclusive games? You have such a wonderful log of games just going to waste….Where is Crimson skies 2? How about Perfect Dark 2? A Banjo 3? Mechwarrior?

    I know you owe nothing to your fanbase that made you what you are in the home videogame console industry, but what you have been doing as of late is just going to push everybody that actually wants to play games away…

    -Premierdrmmr07-One disappointed Xbox 360 fan.

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  • r3dreck

    beta sucked.

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  • Ollyh

    Wow. Some pretty lame news.

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  • Anonymous

    @agree with you r3dreck

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  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    ummm…the DLC was left off because it is EXCLUSIVE to 360, and it’s one multiplayer map. This is not some elaborate 5GB content that they have been “wasting time” making and holding out on us. One free map, day 1, sounds good to me. Now if they are charging for one map, that will be a different story.

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  • DarkTear81

    Looks like M$ shoved out a bunch of money on the wrong side again.

    You can look at it the other way ’round. Every new map has glitches, so we get the time exclusive betatest-event for those maps. Later we’ll get the patch and PS3/PC Owners can enjoy those maps glitch-free *lol*

    Beeeside that: Who wants Homefront, when Killzone 3 blasts off in Febuary, Mass Effect 2 (with new graphics engine and every DLC for free) out soon AND DC Universe Online already there? You got a baaaad timing M$.

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  • Blue Thunder28

    Awesome!!

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  • tylerh1701

    Yay! Oh, no wait…this is stupid. @premierdrmmr7 – A banjo 3 would be the coolest thing evar.

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  • NeoRatt

    Good news for 360 users, but I hope this wasn’t the big game announcement for the week out of New York. Major, you guys have to announce some exclusives games that will only be on the 360 in the first 9 months of this year.

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  • Shadow0810

    @DarkTear81 Dude, if you want to talk about how great the PS3 is go somewhere else. As for the DLC being glitchy, not all maps are glitchy when they come out. Bungie has never had a glitch in a map in a map pack (at least in the 360 era) for example.

    As for everyone else complaining about announcing DLC before the game came out, for one thing, that doesn’t mean that it’s DONE BEFORE THE GAME CAME OUT. It just means, hey after we finish the game, we’re working on DLC, and it’s coming to 360 first.
    Second, DLC is the world we live in. Games cost too much to make nowadays for them to not recoup some costs on DLC. Think about it this way, its you buy a 60 dollar game with the OPTION of buying a 10 dollar map pack 3 months down the line. OR, if you really don’t want DLC ever, you get the game, without the extra maps for a higher price, like, say, 70 bucks to adjust for inflation and ever rising development costs.

    As for the beta sucking, well, then there you go, don’t buy the game or DLC. Problem solved.

    @Premierdrmmr07 Crimson Skies was made by a studio in partnership with Capcom. Perfect Dark 2 came out, it’s called Perfect Dark Zero (I know it’s a prequel) and it sucked IMO. Banjo 3 also came out, Nuts & Bolts, and was awesome, again IMO. Yes I count those as sequels. Neither sold that well. That’s why you don’t see MORE sequels. That said, I am disappointed with MS’s focus on Kinect, and PS3 does have the far stronger 1st party publishing lineup in 2011 at this point.

    /rant

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  • DarkTear81

    @Shadow0810
    Whoohoo, Fanboy-Alert! Maybe you just got me wrong?

    The PS3 is great indeed. As is the Xbox 360 and the Wii.
    My comment was more an objective view on this. The timing is bad. Homefront might be cool, but imho can’t compete with the games in it’s timewindow. Actually everything time-exclusive is bullshit imho. I know, I know, some ppl will jump that “yay M$ is your daddy”-train again and support this.

    I’m a gamer since the Commodore 64. I don’t like any console wars, past or present. Competition is ok to some point. (Timed) exclusives are just the companies middle-finger to multi-console-gamers. They should let them choose for which platform they’ll buy their games and should only promote with services like party chat or BluRay-Support.

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  • Grumbledock

    @ DarkTear81
    Sorry to say, but one free time-exclusive?= map for homefront is all we 360 owners get😛
    Who cares about Killzone 3 beeing the FPS with best graphics this generation?:/
    Who cares about the other say 20 exclusives that hit PS3 during 2011? We still got Kinect sports! and stuff! *Fanboyrage*

    I agree, 1 map is nothing, not worth mentioning. Especially since MS lost the excluive Mass Effect series, what’s left?
    Gears going to Ps3 too? Bungie is😦
    We got Freelancer 2 that could get quite a crowd, on PC and 360. Perfect Dark 2 that would give us a new, exclusive FPS (fast paced too). Banjoe Kazoie 2, to compete with Mario/DK/all other platform-games. How about Age of Empires 4? Age of Mythology 2?
    But no, we got to hope some for a miracle to see some “Real” games. MS got IPs and licenses, but are focused on casuals now it seems. Next generation maybe, but after Gears 3 is released it seems a PS3 is a great buy, sadly, ’cause it will get some games at least😦

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  • MACPH1ST0

    Awesome! Yet another generic FPS for the 360! Yay?

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  • Blue Thunder28

    Luckily this isn’t generic and actually looks interesting.

    Also the whole
    “Hey guys we put some money down to get you guys exclusive content”
    “WTF M$ IS GAHY YOU GUIESE ARE LAME”
    Thing EVERY time makes me chuckle.. I love it.

    The fanboy alert stuff is good too.

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  • MrT820

    Meh, I’ll be giving this game a miss anyway, its pointlessly demonising the North Korean people by saying they’d act in a similar manner to prisoners as Imperial Japan did during WWII, when they’d just be happy to have a decent diet (and probably wouldn’t have won any war anyway, their fighter pilots are on around 900 calories a day for instance, and fly barely 15 hours a year).

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  • kuroi albatross

    Wait Major, the big announcement about “A really, really good game, that I’m really excited about” was the 1 month exclusive multiplayer maps of Homefront?
    Are you joking, right?
    You wouldn’t mock us like this when everyone is noticing the big number of exclusive games there are on 360 in 2011, right?

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  • chiruno99

    @DarkTear81 But during the Commodore years we didn’t have blogs to listen to fanboys and idiots complain about the pricing of games or DLC, since DLC didn’t exist. We had to go by instinct and word of mouth, but we survived. The same was around the NES era but if it wasn’t for the magazine, I’d be covered in cartridges. Of course in this blog nobody can have opinions, as it only causes fights.

    @Grumbledock Trying too hard.

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  • dirty whirlwind

    This is money flushed down the toilet. Honestly, who cares about time exclusive content? DLC in general is good, but I don’t feel better about myself (or my choice of console) knowing I get to play/pay for some content before others that just happens to play the same game on a different system. It just pisses off more people than it pleases

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  • aka Scratch

    I’ll give it a shot. I didn’t play the beta on this one but I’ve been interested since reading about it in OXM.

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  • Premierdrmmr07

    @Blue Thunder28
    People like you are the problem….you are okay with “Exclusive Content” that is only exclusive for a month instead of getting an actual exclusive game man.

    You are okay with ONLY getting gears of war and forza 4 this year? if you haven’t noticed, THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE EXCLUSIVE GAME COMING OUT FOR THE XBOX 360 UNTIL SEPTEMBER. I DON’T CARE ABOUT KINECT, I WANT REAL GAMES.

    Don’t you get it? People like you are the reason Microsoft rehashes games over and over and over instead of making new title. People like you are okay with Microsoft ignoring there fanbase that actually made them a household game….instead of Microsoft providing for their actual fanbase, they not cater to soccer moms….we don’t exist to them anymore and it seems like you are okay with that…i guess you buy into the bs that microsoft saying they haven’t forgotten about their core fanbase?

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  • Anonymous

    DarkTear,

    I have been playing the full version of LittleBigPlanet 2 and that’s a blast too. My brother won it from a Subway contest so I was able to play it early. And I continue to think… with all these Sony exclusives starting now, where are the Microsoft ones? BTW, Homefront looks terrible!

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  • kodoo

    I’m sorry but those exclusive deals are pretty useless for us gamer, some new exclusive games would be much better. I don’t care if a map pack is coming first to xbox, i would care some cool new exclusive games, but you seems to have given up on that:/

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  • sobnekahcS moT

    Wait what?! Is this the so called big announcement you announced? Pathetic if so..

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  • ElektroDragon

    Why are you guys hating on this? I don’t know how good the game is going to be, but as someone who doesn’t really care of CoD, I am genuinely interested in this game because of its North Korea elements, which closely mirror current news.

    Also, it is GREAT that we are starting to get some exclusive content again for the 360! For at least 2 years now, almost every PS3 version of a game has had something exclusive, but the 360 seems to have quit with the exclusive content a long time ago, which is a shame. Yes, I know this is a timed exclusive, but better than nothing!

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