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‘Homefront’ Designer Half-Korean, Believes NK Invasion Closer Than We Think

Chris Cross, the lead designer of the upcoming shooter “Homefront,” is half-Korean. He also apparently thinks a North Korean invasion of Migukland is not as unthinkable as we might believe:

IGN AU: Let’s talk about that for a minute. Are you concerned that the set-up might hit too close to home at times? That we’re taking advantage of a volatile situation for entertainment purposes?

Chris Cross: Well, every time North Korea makes the news, it makes me a little nervous. [laughs]

IGN AU: Well, sure – but I don’t want Homefront to play the race card, either.

Chris Cross: Yeah, and we’ll handle some of those topics in the game. Also—I’m half Korean! I understand the politics and mentality of what this future is. It’s a lot closer than we think and it’s unnerving, actually. We’re four events away from it actually being a reality.

IGN AU: It’s set some 20-odd years from now though, right?

Chris Cross: Sure, but Hitler managed to take over most of Europe in ten years. It just about having the right person at the wrong time and it can all go to hell. It’s an extremely plausible context. We have an analyst – and we can’t mention his name or who he used to work for – actually outline it for us. Like I said, we’re about three or four major events away from something like this happening. If this was done in the 1940s, we’d be talking about Germany and this would be a World War II game. It’d be the same situation.

North Korea has the fourth largest standing army in the world and the largest Special Forces unit in the world. And that’s assuming they don’t take over South Korea; start a new Pan-Asian alliance.

Um… OK.

PS: The next Ghost Recon looks dope:

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  • http://www.eatyourkimchi.com eatyourkimchi

    This seems more like he’s trying to get more hype for his game by saying “no really! This could happen!”

  • agoldensky

    the more important issue is whether his name really is chris cross and if so, wtf were his parents thinking

  • http://www.wm3.org iheartblueballs

    It’s a lot closer than we think and it’s unnerving, actually.

    No, dipshit, it’s not. Go ahead and peddle your games but don’t expect anyone with minimal brain function to buy it as anything approaching realistic or take anything else you say seriously.

    There’s a higher likelihood of a Canadian invasion, and that’s a hell of a lot more unnerving, given their propensity for planting a flag for the poor-man’s Dunkin Donutson every street corner they gain a foothold in.

    The horror.

  • seouldout

    Half Korean, eh? Then surely he’s invited to the invasion planning meetings. Half of ‘em, at least.

    Come to think of it Kriss Kross comes to mind. Sounds like a nal ra ri in the mix. Long before Seo Taeji did so. Parents must’ve hung at the King Club.

  • gangpehmoderniste

    the more important issue is whether his name really is chris cross and if so, wtf were his parents thinking

    I wonder how many times this poor bastard had to endure this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN8WeadBW1o

  • gangpehmoderniste

    lol seouldout you should start worrying when your mind think in synchro with mine

  • gangpehmoderniste

    Wonder if these “artists” were involved in the game too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwQbPgouUYo&feature=related

  • Granfalloon

    The whole “I’m half-Korean!” thing bothers me, only because I know people who work in foreign policy for the US, and I know how hard they worked to get the positions they have. Half-Korean? In my book, that and 3000 won will get you a real shitty beer.

  • Darth Babaganoosh

    Chris Cross? Shouldn’t he be busy trying to make us Jump! Jump! instead?

  • cmm

    darth you are painfully late to the party

  • Pvrhye

    Thinking North Korea has the manpower to invade the U.S. is wiggita wiggita wiggita wack.

  • http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/ jefferyhodges

    Orson Welles did the martial invasion thing much better (. . . though a Venusian invasion would be the best of all possible worlds).

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • Wedge

    “We have an analyst – and we can’t mention his name or who he used to work for – actually outline it for us.”

    You got that right. The guy didn’t want to be mocked mercilessly.

  • Darth Babaganoosh

    cmm, you’re assuming I even bothered to read the other responses

  • http://www.xanga.com/wangkon936 WangKon936

    I wonder what Chris Cross’ drug of choice is? You literally have to be smoking something to come up with this sheit…

  • Hannara

    hahahahahahahahahaha
    come on!! seriously???
    4 events????
    ahahahahahahahahahahahah