The fact that Homefront: The Revolution is coming out at all is impressive, given its turbulent history of development. But if this latest video is anything to go off, the game’s got problems.
Eurogamer has posted footage of the first hour of the Homefront sequel from a preview build. According to them, the footage was captured using a Intel i7 (they didn’t specify what model) and a GTX 960.
The footage was recorded onto a separate Mac using an external Elgato capture device. They’re not bad devices; I’m actually in the process of reviewing Elgato’s latest capture card, but you’ll be able to read all about that next week.
I mention the capture card because the frame rate in this new footage looks really dodgy. Capturing footage on a second machine also offsets the workload from the PC playing the game.
Even then, the action looks chunky even from the outset. And this is on a PC that’s higher than the recommended specifications too.
You have to assume that Dambuster Studios will have optimised the game a little more by release — which is 9 days away for Australians, and about a week in North America.
It doesn’t even look like the game can maintain a stable 30fps. I don’t know about you, but I’m worried.