Plenty that adapt and will mimic it, sure, but a new name stepping up to the plate is very bold.
The behind-closed-doors demo for Homefront is the busiest, and hottest, we've seen so far. Two 'Game Of The Show' awards are hung next to the screen and it's something the team are clearly proud of. The demo starts with an atmospheric trundle through an environ that shows the US in ruin. However, the soldiers and survivors of the war that's arrived on the doorstep are making a home for themselves the best they can. There are kids and families here, it's not a classic battleground, and this aids in pulling you into the game and makes the upcoming mission seem all the more daunting. The team describe these as 'why we fight' moments, highly charged emotive sections that are placed to make you feel the distress the country is feeling.
The next section we are shown is all action. It's the climax of the first section of the game we're told. Hugely explosive and hectic, this shows the opposite end of what this game offers. It starts with you sniping burning enemies from a safe spot, before you and your team are hurled to the ground by more explosions. The screams of the cooking soldiers and your friends ring in your ears. It's epic. And things only get more chaotic when the remote control Goliath tank gets involved. Whether this stands a real chance of toppling Call Of Duty from the throne is doubtful, but it looks like it's going to give it one hell of a go.