I know the processor load seems pretty heavy, which is why I question if I'll be able to run it on my VPS.
I really don't think the game will die in the first two weeks. You're being over dramatic.
LOL over dramatic? My God, I wish I were! I am all about numbers, facts and stats. I have been watching and tracking Homefront for days. Since it is a Steamworks game, the stats for the game itself are tracked. Currently it is ranked around 20 or so in the list. Here is what I saw over the last few days...
Wednesday player peak 5,800
Thursday player peak 4,400
Friday player peak 3,800 (prime time)
Saturday player peak 3,600 (prime time as of this post)
Do you not see the trend there? What do you call that? They claim to have sold a million units, the game is a week and a half old, and the play numbers are dropping off quickly. Keep an eye on the numbers yourself, you will see.http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
Youll have to expand the link to see Homefront, since it is so far down on the list. Hell DoD Source is seeing more action then this game!
As for the over loading, Im a bit mixed on that since I hear conflicting reports. For example, I hear there are memory leaks in Homefront (unconfirmed offificially) which IMO would account for heavy resource requirements. But then I see something like this...
If you look closely, you will see all these games are running on the same IP, just different ports. In there are
(5) Homefront servers
(6) Medal of Honor servers
(8 ) Bad Company 2 servers
Now mind you, these are just what are linked to gametracker, there could well be more. So now I have to ask...
Is this box just severely overloaded?
Are the heavy resources needed for Homefront exaggerated?
Is this GSP running uber hexcore systems with 500 gigs of DDR5 RAM?
If a cat chokes to death while eating a mouse, who killed whom?
These are all things I ponder when investigating claims by developers, versus feedback from consumers. So bottom line, Im still not sure if you would be able to run it on your VPS or not. My advice, try it and see what happens.