A little over a week ago, a developer revealed that a TimeSplitters 2 port was hidden in Homefront: The Revolution. Now, someone has finally figured out the secret code to unlock it.
Homefront: The Revolution is the follow-up to 2011's Homefront. Unfortunately, it didn't quite do as well as its predecessor — and that may have been one reason why a rather interesting secret has remained uncovered for so long.
For this year's Easter, a bunch of game developers shared all of the cool easter eggs they buried in their games. One of them was Matt Phillips, a lead programmer for the upcoming console version of Rust who also happened to work on Homefront: The Revolution. His easter egg made for a nice surprise for fans of console shooters.
"My proudest moment," he said on Twitter. "Fully playable, native 4K port of TimeSplitters 2 hidden in this arcade machine in Homefront: The Revolution."
TimeSplitters 2 is, rather unsurprisingly, the second game in the TimeSplitters franchise. While the first game was launched exclusively on PlayStation 2, the sequel made an appearance on Xbox and GameCube as well and truly opened it up to the wider gaming community.
As a result, TimeSplitters 2 holds a special place in many people's hearts, and I'm sure there are loads of people out there who would have loved to play it again. There's just one problem: nobody knew how to actually access the TimeSplitters 2 port in Homefront: The Revolution and the Phillips wasn't exactly spilling the beans. Less than one week later, someone finally figured it out.
How to Unlock the TimeSplitters 2 Port in Homefront: The Revolution
To unlock the TimeSplitters 2 port in Homefront: The Revolution, you'll need to go to the level select screen. From there, it's simply a matter of entering one of the following codes:
Here is a nice writeup. You can just enter the code on the level select screen for the easiest result. pic.twitter.com/ovUXyohqAr— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) April 9, 2021
One of the codes was revealed on Twitter by a man named Spencer Perrault who works at Microsoft according to the team who discovered the code. That was just one part of a collaborative effort between many people on Discord, the fruits of which were finally posted to Twitter (via ResetEra). These codes are still being explored, but at least one new video has popped up on YouTube as a result of these codes.
Unfortunately, there's no info on how these codes might work on the PC version of the game, although it wouldn't be surprising for someone to figure it out in the near future. For now, you can buy Homefront: The Revolution for PC via Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox for $19.99 or your regional equivalent and get two games for the price of one!
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