Homefront: The Revolution will be supported by at least a year’s worth of free post-launch downloadable content, developer Dambuster Studios has announced.
Speaking during an interview with GameSpot, Dambuster’s Fasahat Salim stressed that while the game will feature microtransactions, The Revolution won’t simply allow gamers to throw money at the game in order to win.
"It’s absolutely not a pay-to-win system because everything we’re providing in these resistance crates is available for free in the game through normal play," commented Salim. "All we’re offering is, for those players that don’t necessarily have the time to invest in the game, to unlock those cool things. It’s basically just a time saver for them; a shortcut to unlocking these things.
"They pay a little bit of money but they’re not getting anything that’s exclusive to them."
In offering free DLC, The Revolution will not take advantage of the traditional Season Pass system that many titles have utilised in the past. Instead, new missions will be offered free of charge.
"Everything that’s available in the game is available for free, and even after release we’re going to continue to be delivering missions, drip-feeding them into the community for at least a year," he explained. "There’s always going to be new content delivered for free, players are going to have lots of stuff to dig their teeth into.
"We’re not doing any sort of packs. We’re not making map packs or anything like that. As we’re done with a mission, we’re going to release it, the community can go ahead and play it, and we’re going to keep doing that for at least a year after release."
Homefront: The Revolution is scheduled for release in the U.S. on May 17 and in Europe on May 20 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One formats.