Today brings some good news about the upcoming demon-stomping Doom Eternal. According to a post from the game’s Creative Director Hugo Martin, Doom Eternal will feature no in-game microtransaction or store.
Instead, cosmetic items will be available to unlock with in-game XP, though the progression system won’t be tied to Doom Guy’s abilities or how you play.
Replying to a question on the game’s fan-focused Facebook Group, Martin had this to say about the possibility of microtransactions or an in-game store feature:
Eternal is a $60 game, not a free to play game or a mobile game — we are giving you a complete experience.
Microtransactions have been the subject of much debate in recent years, with Middle Earth: Shadow Of War completely removing them back in 2018.
Upcoming ARPG Torchlight Frontiers also recently dropped its F2P, microtransaction-focused style and is now set to release as Torchlight 3.
Doom Eternal is set to land on the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia on March 20. A Nintendo Switch port of the first-person shooter is also slated for release later this year. Are you planning on picking up the sequel to Doom 2016, and are you glad the microtransactions are getting booted?