ANTHEM is just over one month away from launch, and although developer BioWare has explained the game’s microtransaction system numerous times before, many are finding it difficult to not be wary of publisher EA and its money-making tactics.
To recap, BioWare has always said that ANTHEM’s in-game purchases will feature cosmetic items only — skins for your Javelin and stuff like that. It’s also repeatedly said that the game won’t feature loot boxes — there’s no random element when it comes to buying the aforementioned cosmetics.
And this is the line that the studio continues to push. Over on Twitter, lead producer Michael Gamble reiterates: “We aren’t going to add loot boxes. It serves no purpose. The cosmetics and microtransaction plan is what we’ve outlined.”
Of course, we still don’t know too much about the pricing of these microtransactions, or how often they’ll be dangled in front of the player during gameplay. We’ll soon find out, we suppose.