PS3 Missing Homefront DLC Because Sony's Focused On Killzone 3, Says Studio

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All downloadable content for the America-under-siege title Homefront will come to the Xbox 360 first, similar to extensions for other major titles in the past. Homefront's developer said the PS3 missed out because, well, Sony's not interested.

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"Sony really didn't come to us and say, 'We want to support you and get behind you.'" Kaos' Rex Dickson told Eurogamer. "I think their focus right now is on Killzone. So that's really how it all happened."

Killzone's multiplayer beta begins Feb. 2 and ends Feb. 14, and it won't be coming to the Xbox 360, so there. Of course, the whole game isn't, either.

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In the remainder of the interview Dickson said Kaos was gunning for a "subtle approach to the oppression," of the occupied United States, then goes on to say we might be watching parents get killed in front of their kids.

"When we first introduced that idea, a lot of the developers weren't comfortable with it - they have families when they go home, they have kids - and were just like, 'Why are we putting this in the game? I don't like this,'" Dickson said. "But we're going for something where we're trying to make the player feel an emotion here."

Dickson said the execution scene doesn't feature gore or graphic violence. It's done off camera. "It's all audio and animation."

MS Support Led to Homefront Deal [Eurogamer]

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Is it really that surprising that Microsoft - the one console manufacturer without a large contingent of first-party developers - was willing to support a third-party with monetary assistance? That's their MO this generation, and it's one of the reasons why Ensemble, ACES and FASA were sent to die.