May 27, 2022

Microtransactions Confirmed In Forspoken

Money makes the world go round, even the digital ones.

The beautiful, spell-slinging PC- and PS5 title Forspoken is only a few months away. It’s due to launch on May 24 this year and has just been rated by ESRB. Because of this, we’ve received a bunch of new info about the game. This is a cutout of some of the things we can expect in Forspoken:

“This is an action role-playing game in which player assume the role of a woman (Frey) who finds herself teleported to a fantasy world. As players try to find their way home, they can explore and traverse terrain, interact with characters, and battle fantastical creatures. Players use a magical vambrace and other attacks (e.g., leach, disperse, tendril) to defeat zombie-like creatures and monsters in frenetic combat. Battles are accompanied by colorful effects, screen-shaking, and cries of pain. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: a character attempting to jump off a building; monsters killing civilians; a character held at gunpoint. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the game.”

The Pay-To-Win Devil’s Work

However, when we read further we see the unsettling combination of words “In-Game Purchases.” Which is just another way of saying microtransactions. Although we don’t know what the in-game purchases entail yet. It might be purely cosmetic stuff or it may well be of a more pay-to-win nature. Marvel Avengers was also published by Square Enix which did have some game-altering payment features. Square Enix did however get a lot of flack for this and we can only hope that they learned their lesson.

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