A Look at the Front and Back of Homefront’s Box Cover


I always enjoy looking at the final box art for upcoming games. As a collector, I appreciate game covers like a fine work of art — and whenever final box art surfaces, it typically means release time is close! But really, what’s on the front of a game’s box doesn’t make a bit of difference when it comes to the value and quality of a game. The back of the box, however, is important, because that’s where you can actually pick up on valuable information that could very well sway you into a purchase or push you away. So, with that in mind, let’s take a quick look at the full cover sleeve for Homefront, Kaos Studios’ near-future war FPS, and see what we can learn (Xbox 360 cover is up top; PC and PS3 at the bottom).

All three platforms support 32-player online, and the 360 kicks in with 16-player system link. The 360 version also has a slight edge in HD resolution (of the console versions), capable of outputting at 720p/1080i/1080p compared to 480p/720p on the PS3. Although it’s not printed on the box, the PC version will support clans and dedicated server hosting, giving it the edge in multiplayer. But Digital Extremes is in charge of the PC version, and while DE is a competent developer, whenever one version of a game is outsourced to another developer, it usually means that version won’t get the same level of care and support as the others. Hopefully that won’t be the case here.

I’m actually surprised there isn’t anything on the Xbox 360 box promoting its exclusive multiplayer map or the timed exclusivity of all future DLC, but perhaps there will be a sticker on the outer shrink wrap to display that information.

Anything else jump out at you?



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