Dave Votypka: "A game is never done, you just run out of time"

@XG247: We recently caught up with Dave Votypka, Homefront’s Creative Director, to talk about the game and how it feels for it to be finally finished and now available to the fans.

You can watch the entire interview above, or, if you fancy putting your reading glasses on, then look for a few ‘juicy bits’ below.

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Raven_Nomad2798d ago

Truer words were never spoken. Which is why no game deserves a perfect score EVER.

If a game ever need's a patch or update, it's clearly not perfect and every game gets those things, game is perfect.

Takoulya2798d ago (Edited 2798d ago )

If that was the case, games wouldn't even be getting 1's. There is almost unlimited potential in the gaming industry, so all games are rated by the standards of genre and time released. A 10 doesn't mean it's a perfect game, it just means that it's a masterpiece.

Raven_Nomad2798d ago

Pretty sure a 10 score is perfection. To my knowledge I've never played a perfect game. Even my favorites aren't perfect.

Takoulya2798d ago

Again, Raven, that would mean that no game would be getting any score worth mentioning because if 10 is the best a video game can possibly get, this gen would probably getting .5's or 1's because of the rate of technological advancements. More of those mean that the game is more realistic and immersive, making everything seem real and life-like. Potential should never be a bar for scoring, as it is completely unknown and so great that it's probably beyond our imaginations right now.

Raendom2798d ago

Uhh... Did the developers of Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear solid have that mind-set? "OH we'll just patch that in later"? I don't think so. :\

The statement would make more sense if it said "this generation", but even then... I think some developers have the mindset of "we'll release the most polished game we can and hopefully we won't need to patch later".

Raven_Nomad2798d ago

I've never played FF so I don't know about that game, MGS for the PS1 was solid, but wasn't perfect. OOT was also solid, but had some flaws as well.

Now days though I believe every game is flawed. It's just how it is with deadlines and studio pressure

Thrungus2798d ago

A perfect game is defiently Ocarina of Time.

Takoulya2798d ago


No, it's not. If it was never released before and then released now for $60, people would bash on it forever. No game is perfect. None will be until we push all technical boundaries to make a game as immersive and beautiful as it can be.

Active Reload2798d ago

The sentiment reminds me of America's Top Chef.

cochise3132798d ago

Yeah homefront was no where near done. Straight dumpster drippings.

Mucudadada2798d ago

That can be said about all creative expressions.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi2798d ago

A famous artist once said that.

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