At E3, Homefront was offhandedly mentioned to me as inspired by Resistance, just without the aliens, naturally. As if to drive that point home, the man in charge of THQ's core games portfolio already has designs on London.
Homefront, written by John Milius ("Apocalypse Now" and "Red Dawn") is set in Colorado, 2027, with the player as a member of a local resistance to a Korean invasion. THQ's Dan Bilson says the writing hasn't stopped there. "We've created this massive world of 2027. And it's global," he told CVG. "We haven't got there yet but you're going to see Homefront: London later on in the franchise. This is not just a game in the US."
What I saw of Homefront (which is exactly what Totilo wrote about in depth here) was compelling. I didn't fixate so much on the gameplay as I did the circumstances, especially the existence of a "drama engine" that's going to try to yank your emotions during the action's crescendo. But what really got my attention wasn't the horrors of war on your home soil, but the thought of $US20 gasoline in that trailer. Sheesh.
The game is due out in 2011, and it's being developed by Kaos Studios.