In a recent interview with PC Gamer, Homefront singleplayer lead Zach Wilson stated:
“Half-Life and Half-Life 2 are definitely the two big influences on the work that we’ve done. A lot of first-person shooters don’t just let you walk through the world and appreciate the world. That’s something that Half-Life 2 does really well.”
And in an interview with CVG, Kaos Studios head Dave Votypka said:
“Half-Life 2 was one of our inspirations for the game, especially when it comes to telling an engaging story and having a deeper world than most shooters.”
More similarities with HL2 can be found in the theme of the game, as you will frequently see Korean soldiers mistreating helpless citizens, and other disturbing signs of the occupation.
In addition, in the same CVG interview, it is mentioned that:
“We want to take the America you know and show it twisted by the Korean occupation.”
Doesn’t that remind you of anything? “The familiar becomes twisted”? Another theme frequently used in the Half-Life games?
VG247 also did an interview about this a while back. Also remember to check out CVG’s older article. Overall, it’s great to see Kaos taking inspiration from the big guys, and we’ll be keeping an eye out for Homefront.
A shame This studio was brought by the company(I dont remember the name) that brought ID and Bethesha, they where working in a project with the source engine and with not other than Viktor Antonov the Art director of HL2(Maybe its from there their similar setup of this game). I can’t recall the name of the game, I read that article so long ago..
One suggestion, dont post comments when asleep, I just confused Kaos Studios with Arkane Studios lol, my bad sorry.. http://www.zenimax.com/profile.htm
“The Crossing”. The project was put on hold due to a lack of funding. I don’t see why, since Valve themselves were publishing the game. Now that Bethesda ate them up, there’s no chance of ever seeing the game again.
Old “news” is old. Months old.
Really? So there are several months between the 25th of January and the 26th of the January? That’s one funky calendar you’ve got there! Mind sending me a copy?
This was “news” around E3 time
I love how you omitted the newest PC Gamer interview… which is the one we actually posted about, and is from the 25th of January.
I did purposely omit that one. I remember since the big announcement/show of Homefront at E3 they were talking about Half-Life and how it influences the game.
But you did post about the PC Gamer one, which is fine. I’m just saying they’ve been hyping up the Half-Life influences for a while.
I know that.
omg now I can’t wait for this! I hope it lives up to our expectations!
It looks quite promising. I’ll definitely be checking it out.