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Homefront PC has exclusive features, 3D

Homefront PC has exclusive features, 3D

The PC version of Homefront will feature improved controls, extra modes and 3D graphics.

THQ and Digital Extremes have detailed the PC version of upcoming shooter, Homefront, and revealed that it will have a plethora of extra features and options beyond the console versions of the game.

According to a post on the official Homefront blog, the PC version of the game will feature extra viewpoints for all vehicles, so that all vehicles can be driven in first and third person mode.

Helicopters will get improved controls too, with three different settings for players to try out, from Ace (most control, but most difficult) to Rookie (pick up and play) difficulties. There's also a Practice Mode for players who want to practice helicopter flying outside out multiplayer or singleplayer levels.

Squad management and clan support has been added to the PC version as well, plus Valve's VAC anti-cheat system and more post-match stat tracking.

PC players with the appropriate hardware will get extra performance from SLI/Crossfire configurations, as well as support for Nvdia's 3DVision.

Check out the minimum and recommended system requirements below, as well as our Homefront preview, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

Minimum Spec
· Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
· Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz
· 2 GB RAM
· Shader Model 3.0 graphics card with 256MB of memory
· NVIDIA GeForce 7900GS or ATI Radeon 1900XT
· 10GB of free hard drive space

Recommended Spec
· Windows Vista or Windows 7
· Intel or AMD Quad Core 2 GHz+ CPU
· 2 GB RAM
· NVIDIA GeForce 260 or ATI Radeon 4850
· 10 GB of free hard drive space

NVIDIA 3D Vision Recommended Spec
· 3D Compatible NVIDIA GeForce 480/570 Series GPU
· NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit
· 3D Vision-Ready Display
· Intel Core i7 processor
· 2 GB RAM
· Windows Vista or Windows 7
· 10GB of free hard drive space

14 Comments

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wuyanxu 31st January 2011, 12:32 Quote
helicopter practice mode, now that's what BFBC2 needs!
Zurechial 31st January 2011, 12:57 Quote
Sounds good. This game is getting more interesting as time goes by.
DbD 31st January 2011, 13:03 Quote
If they are making the extra effort to do these sort of things then that's very encouraging.
[PUNK] crompers 31st January 2011, 13:47 Quote
its all coming back around, console gamers are starting to buy pc's and console games are starting to look like turd. PC will be popular for a few years while we wait for new consoles, you can see it in all sorts of things such as microsofts recent statements etc
adam_bagpuss 31st January 2011, 15:20 Quote
are you friggin kidding me all that stuff should be in the game anyway for PC - marketing BS wins again.(muppet 1) "hey guys you know all the PC commands and features that are in every other PC game, lets market them as exclusives for our game" (muppet 2) "Brilliant".
scott_chegg 31st January 2011, 15:33 Quote
It's gone from the UK steam store. Still listed in US store. I'm hoping we're aren't going to have a repeat of the Blur sheenanigans and it'll be available via steam in the uk from launch.
murraynt 31st January 2011, 17:07 Quote
There is quite a difference between a 260GTX and a 4850. Should be a 4870 for recommended spec really.
Mr_Armageddon 31st January 2011, 20:48 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
helicopter practice mode, now that's what BFBC2 needs!

+1
I pre-ordered this game on Steam which comes with a Attack Drone unlock. Hopefully with the practice mode I will actually be able to fly it, unlike in BFBC2 where I have the hardest time controlling the stupid drones.
frontline 31st January 2011, 20:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by murraynt
There is quite a difference between a 260GTX and a 4850. Should be a 4870 for recommended spec really.

The 4850 wasn't that far off the 260 in a number of games, and is probably the minimum recommended on the Radeon side:

From bit-tech's summer 2008 roundup:
Quote:
To its credit, the Radeon HD 4850 was able to outperform even the GeForce GTX 260 in some tests (mostly when Anti Aliasing was turned on in typically ATI-favoured engines though) and for the large part often out-performed both the GeForce 9800 GTX and GTX+, except in lower resolutions or specifically when no Anti Aliasing was applied
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 31st January 2011, 21:40 Quote
Homefront PC has exclusive features................ Keyboard and mouse support, AWESOME!!

Is it just me or did these clowns list all the STANDARD PC features as Exclusives? I rather they just come out and say that the PC version is a straight console port with KB/M support instead of trying to perform some Tom Foolery against PC gamers.
Mentai 1st February 2011, 06:33 Quote
I would say that helicopter feature is worth touting for PC. I'm pretty sure the consoles just get rookie mode, so they can't perform awesome maneuvers.
Mraedis 1st February 2011, 10:28 Quote
The helicopters are easy to fly anyway, unlike BFBC2. :p
DJDevon3 6th February 2011, 04:09 Quote
I'm really disappointed that there isn't co-op. Co-Op is in high demand and will ensure the game has a much longer shelf life. They missed a HUGE opportunity there, HUGE. The only good co-op FPS right now is the L4D series. So many of these new games coming out are completely bypassing a profitable market share of co-op players.

It's a little frustrating because there are plenty of friends who would love to play co-op on some of these major titles single player components. These sentiments seem to be resonating on their forums and even other forums like EA, Activision, Steam, etc.. Gamers want co-op to play with their friends in a much more fun and relaxed atmosphere instead of the stress of online play.
Redbeaver 10th February 2011, 19:40 Quote
as much as im interested in this game, it will be crushed by BF3 by Fall this year...............
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