Homefront: The Revolution, the upcoming first-person shooter by Dambuster Studios, is said to include in-game microtransactions, as well a “at least a year” of free DLC.
The developers have stated that these microtransactions will not follow a pay-to-win system. Players will be able to purchase loot crates, but everything in those crates is readily available in-game. The microtransactions are simply a faster method to obtaining them, removing the exclusivity that many pay-to-win games suffer from.
In an interview with Gamespot, designer Fasahat Salim said “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.”
DLC, meanwhile, is not going to be map packs or anything large, but simply new missions for players to keep things fresh. The designers have stated that they want players to be able to have new content to keep them playing long after the initial release.
The beta of Homefront: The Revolution is beginning on February 11 – next Thursday for those without a calendar at hand. The full game is going to be released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 17 in North America, and May 20 everywhere else.
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