Microtransactions and in-game purchases are a revenue model that publishers and developers will not be abandoning anytime soon. This is because this allows companies to continue making money from games after they’ve sold it, and according to GameSpot, Ubisoft has confirmed that the upcoming Far Cry 5 will have microtransactions.
According to the game’s executive producer Dan Hay, Ubisoft will be “generous” in terms of what the game will offer. However gamers who have money to spend or who can’t be bothered to grind their way to the end, microtransactions can help speed things along. However to avoid having the game labelled as pay-to-win, Hay stresses that nothing will be locked behind microtransactions and that everything can be earned if players don’t want to pay for it.
Hay said, “We’ve set the game up to be generous. We’ve set the game up so…nothing is locked [away]. You can go out and explore, and the game will reward you for your exploration.” Ubisoft also confirms that microtransactions are for cosmetic items only, and do not affect gameplay. This sounds similar to what Ubisoft did for Assassin’s Creed through “Time Saver Packs”.
In addition to confirming microtransactions, Ubisoft also stated that the game’s full campaign can be played offline. This means that if you find yourself without internet, not to worry as you’ll be able to enjoy the full campaign offline. Far Cry 5 is scheduled for a launch on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC come March 27.