As players progress through the main story line of Homefront: The Revolution, their actions inside of quests will make a direct impact on the title’s open-world setting. By tackling different objectives from the game’s various missions, fans will notice the affects of their actions as military occupation of Philadelphia will change around them. Adam Duckett, lead designer on Homefront:The Revolution, recently spoke with Examiner to discuss how players will be able to alter the world of the upcoming free-roam shooter.
Duckett revealed that one of Crytek’s goals for Homefront: The Revolution was to make sure that players felt like their actions were making a difference. To achieve this, the developer made sure that lasting consequences from missions were felt even when exploring the game outside of missions. For example, if players are tasked with taking out a high-tech weapons arsenal belonging to the KPA, then the militant force that is currently occupying the historic American city will be worse equipped in future skirmishes since they have lost access to the gear.
Fans will be able to make differences in Philadelphia’s fight for freedom other than weakening the city’s oppressors. At the start of Homefront: The Revolution, the military occupation has such tight control over the area that the local citizens have no hope or will to fight. As players engage in more public and successful resistance missions throughout the game, the civilians will take notice. As they see that they the KPA can be beaten, the once oppressed people will join in the second American Revolutionary War.
This will have a direct affect on the game other than the obvious change in attitude of Philadelphia’s civilians. The player’s victories over the KPA will inspire the city’s people to finally join in the fight which will open up new gameplay opportunities. For example, inciting citizens to start a riot in front of a key objective will allow players to sneak into buildings while the KPA is busy dealing with the uprising at hand.
Homefront: The Revolution is scheduled to release next year on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. The game will also feature full co-op gameplay to make use of its open-world setting.