Homefront PC Details, System Specs Revealed

By Steve Watts, Jan 31, 2011 9:00am PST Homefront PC developer Digital Extremes revealed a load of new details about Homefront through the game's official site. The developers confirmed a few things we already knew from previous coverage, like Steamworks support and the Dedicated Server Browser. The PC version will also have its own squad management system complete with VOIP and clan support.

Digital Extremes noted that the game will feature LAN support, an important element to the legacy of PC gaming. Among interface tweaks for mouse-and-keyboard optimization, Homefront will feature match recording and up to 32 players online, with scaling post-launch based on demand. The team also says that mod tools will not be included with the game; however, those features may be added at a later time.

The revelation of timed-exclusive 360 DLC upset some in the PC crowd, but it was purely a business decision. The move is meant to promote the game, which Digital Extremes says will benefit all three versions. Apparently Microsoft offered the deal early in the development process, and they chose to take advantage of the console manufacturer's marketing muscle.

Vehicles will offer more options on the PC version, allowing players to use 1st or 3rd person perspective, and to choose from between three levels of maneuverability. Co-pilots will get their own extra abilities.

The teams would like to release a public PC demo, but feel it would detract efforts from the main game as they work hard on completing the title. They assure fans that the private beta has worked out the kinks. It won't have Linux support, and that answer seemed set in stone.

Check out the podcast for more details, and the newly revealed system specs below:

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

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