The developer, People Can Fly, has confirmed that its next co-op RPG shooter Outriders will not have any microtransactions and Denuvo DRM. This is good news for players who do not like this type of system to be implemented in the games.
As we all know, Microtransactions are a popular means of financing free 2-play games and have been increasingly used in full-price games in recent years. But there are exceptions. The new title of the developer People Can Fly, Outriders, for example, is one of the games in which the publishers and developers have ignored the additional income option.
As part of the latest live stream on the Outriders gameplay, developer People Can Fly took a few minutes to answer a number of questions of the fans. Among other things, the microtransactions and the controversial Denuvo DRM protection that is used on the PC were questioned.
Robbie Palmer, Community Manager at Square Enix, was responsible for answering the two questions. Palmer confirmed that Outriders will not have any microtransactions. And he referred again to the developer’s statements earlier this year, which said that the title was not a live service game. For the Denuvo DRM, he said: “We know this is a hot topic in certain parts of the community. Again, nice simple answer: no, it will not have Denuvo.”
The title would be a perfect candidate for live service style monetization, since the focus is on loot, equipment, and customization. These are elements that are common in today’s service games.
Outriders will release for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X this holiday season.