It’s always good to be able to write about something that’s positive. These days it feels like we’re writing more and more pieces about anti-consumer practices, so we’re happy to say that this article is going the other way. Hooray!
If you were worried that Sony might try to nibble away at your bank account with microtransactions in Horizon: Zero Dawn, then worry not. Guerrilla Games, the studio behind the open-world RPG, has confirmed on Twitter that Horizon: Zero Dawn will be free of microtransactions. Phew. It might seem like no big deal, but as more and more open-world games (read: Ubisoft’s open-world games) incorporate micro-payments in exchange for XP boosts and additional gear and the like, it’s reassuring to hear that this big first-party release won’t be going down that slippery road.
However, that’s not to say that there won’t be other means of getting you to part with your cash. No big-name game releases these days without some extra content being locked behind a pay wall; it’s just the nature of the games industry now, as much as we may despise it. We expect there will be some form of DLC or a Season Pass that could be announced closer to the game’s release. Then again, maybe there won’t be. We’ll have to wait and see.
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)