Diablo 4 immediately became a huge hit among fans of the franchise when Blizzard announced it earlier this month during BlizzCon, but it now seems there’s a bit of a hiccup — the game developer has now confirmed that microtransactions will play a role in the upcoming action RPG.
The news first broke when the California-based game developer spoke to Twitch streamer Quin69. Confirming that there’ll be additional expansions on the way post-launch, Blizzard also said that the game will feature a wide array of cosmetic items, some of which can only be acquired by players through microtransactions. While this type of pricing model is not uncommon for cosmetics in other free-to-play games, Diablo 4 will be a premium game which may typically cost upward of $60 USD, and learning that even after paying for the game, certain items are still locked behind more payments obviously does not sit well with fans. As Twitter user Stadium said: “[Diablo 4] is being built from the ground up to entice you to spend more money than the $60 you pay upfront for it.”
Whether this new revelation will put you off the game or not, let us know in the comments down below.
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Today it was confirmed that Diablo 4 will have cosmetic microtransactions in addition to xpacs.
This honestly bums me out more than I thought it would. Just, like…why? Why does all the best looking shit in every game now come with a price tag? https://t.co/M4Wuoex5si
— Skill Up #X019 in London! (@SkillUpYT) November 2, 2019
Microtransactions are never “just cosmetic”. Diablo 4 is “years” away and they have already confirmed cosmetic microtransactions for the game. That game is being built from the ground up to entice you to spend more money than the $60 you pay up front for it.
— Stadium (@StadiumBeats) November 11, 2019