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Crytek discusses the open-world of ‘Homefront The Revolution’

Homefront: The Revolution
Homefront: The Revolution
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Homefront: The Revolution will thrust gamers into an oppressed Philadelphia which is suffering from a freedom-suppressing military occupation. Tired of what has become of the once free country, players will take control of a resistance member who has chosen to fight in America’s second Revolutionary War. The upcoming shooter will place fans inside of a free-roam map where they can freely take on objectives and combat their KPA oppressors. Speaking exclusively to Examiner, Homefront: The Revolution lead designer Adam Duckett took the time to discuss the layout of the game’s open-world Philadelphia.

Duckett revealed that there will be multiple different areas to explore within Homefront: The Revolution, each featuring their own unique visual design. Like many open-world titles, players won’t have access to the entire map at the start of the title and will have to unlock the new sections throughout the game. Once access is granted to a new area, however, fans can freely travel through any part of the open-world map.

A military oppression wouldn’t be complete without some kind of detainment camp filled with the local populace that has been rounded up. As such, part of Philadelphia has been converted into a giant prison that will actually serve as one of the playable areas in Homefront: The Revolution. Also present in the game will by the historic Philadelphia full on buildings and streets made famous by America’s past. Only now, these regions have become slums.

Later in the game, players will gain access to an all new part of the game’s open-world map that will include the giant high-rise building that are expected to be found in any modern city. The KPA have modified the sprawling architecture of the area to their advantage by attaching various platforms to the outsides of the skyscrapers to provide more security and to keep watch over oppressed Philadephia.

Crytek's Homefront: The Revolution will launch in 2015 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The free-roam shooter will allow players to experience an open-world Philadelphia that has been changed by strict military occupation.