More and more developers are taking the stance of using microtransactions only for cosmetic items that do not hinder the progression of the game and to make sure that there is no pay to play scenario. The latest game to introduce this feature is Gear 5. It is now confirmed that Gears 5 will have microtransactions but they will be for cosmetic items which will not affect the gameplay and be equal to everyone.
When a game chargest AAA title cost and then hides multitudes of microtransactions in the game which make it irritating to enjoy and even play the game you know that the main focus of the developers has always been to turn a profit but when you just introduce these microtransactions for cosmetic items, it lets players have the ability to choose whether or not to buy a modification for the looks.
The developers behind Gear 5, The Coalition had this to say about microtransactions
“We are committed to ensuring we preserve a fair competitive environment across our modes, so there will be no items in the store that provide a competitive advantage for real-money purchasers, i.e. no pay to win”.
Though with this there will be another thing that players can buy with real money and that will be presented in the form of boosts which will help accelerate the progress of the players and help them level up faster.
This will totally be optional and you can still enjoy the entire game without the need for this boosts.
Gears 5 seems to be worth the wait, as its release date nears closer and closer. The gameplay looks incredibly fun and it has been long since we’ve gotten a great Gears game.
Gears 5 will be releasing on the 10th of September and will be available for the Xbox One and PC.