May 22, 2022

Doom Eternal Won’t Have Store or Micro-transactions

The latest from id Software, Doom Eternal is totting an irregular modern feature. No micro-transactions at all.

The game will not have the industry standard of selling little slices of the game post-launch. When the product launches, it will only contain items purchasable with experience points instead of real-world currency.

Creative Director Hugo Martin took to a post on Facebook to make some statements. He expressed a few points:

  • No Online Store
  • XP unlocks only Cosmetics
  • No player abilities affected by unlocks

Martin stated:

Eternal is a $60 game, not a free-to-play game or a mobile game – we are giving you a complete experience”.

Multiplayer micro-transactions did come in the last Doom game. After a whole year, these purchases were eventually made free to all players.

screenshot from upcoming Doom Eternal

Following a short delay, Doom Eternal is out March 20th, 2020. It will be out on Windows, PlayStation 4, Stadia and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch version planned for a release down the line.

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