Crackdown 3 is going to release in February 2019 and as the launch date gets closer, Microsoft is talking about the game more openly. The company was not interested in introducing loot boxes in the game and it appears that there won’t be any microtransactions, either.
Microsoft’s Joseph Staten talked about Crackdown 3 and he explained that the company is still figuring things out but it is unlikely that the game will come with microtransactions. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
“We’re not committing to anything right now, we’re still experimenting with what’s best to do. We’re looking at what people find fun, tweaking the balance and so on. We also look at the long-term hooks. We know that we didn’t want to go with microtransactions. We’re not going with the concept of loot crates.”
While I am okay with microtransactions that do not give users a shortcut and do not come under the pay-to-win umbrella this is a rather touchy topic and I am sure that people don’t want any microtransactions at all. European nations are actually pulling the plug on games that offer loot boxes.
I am sure that there are plenty of people that want everything in the game after they have paid $60 for it. I totally get that perspective as well. Microtransactions are toxic and only make sense in free-to-play games. Luckily you won’t have that in Crackdown 3. Still, there will be stuff that you will be able to unlock as you play through the game. Staten went on to mention the following:
“There will be things you can unlock, increasingly cool things. Whether they’re rank based or based on the number of matches, we’re honestly still playing with it. We’ve made hundreds of things to unlock. We can take that to many places.”
Crackdown 3 is finally coming out after so many delays. I am sure that the game will meet the expectations of the fans.