An Australian company is behind both the frightening vision of the future shown in Homefront: The Revolution and the alternate reality of Emergence Day as seen in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Sydney studio Plastic Wax is being called upon to create stunning new game trailers, and these two are just a taste of what’s on offer.
Homefront: The Revolution is a follow-on to the 2011 FPS from THQ. The game throws the player (yet again) into the middle of an occupied United States, amid a guerrilla war – and it’s Plastic Wax that have created one vision of how this might look.
The Sydney-based studio has been involved with some of the biggest games of recent years – including BioShock, Fallout, Civilization V among others – working with pre-rendered and in-engine content to craft amazing visuals.
Company EVP Dane Maddams explains that each one presents its own unique challenges:
We needed to have a firm grasp on lead characters in the game so we presented them in the correct manner within each scene. Certain characters were swapped and re-arranged in order to best characterise their personalities and actions. The young boy presents an interesting juxtaposition as he regurgitates what the enemy want him to say, whilst also realising the significance of the speech’s double meaning and how it relates to the people’s resistance as they take their city back.
Plastic Wax got even more hands-on with the upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, working closely with both The Coalition and PC developer Splash Damage to create new, revamped cutscenes for the game, as well as the stunning CG opening cinematic.
Homefront: The Revolution is due out in Autumn 2016, for Xbox One, PS4, Windows PC, Mac and Linux.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition hits Xbox One from August 25, with a Windows PC version following later this year.