Gamers looking forward to the upcoming Doom: Eternal may be happy to hear that the game will not have any microtransactions. According to GameSpot, Hugo Martin, the game’s creative director answered a fan question on Facebook revealing that the game wouldn’t have any microtransactions. Instead, players will be able to earn new skins using XP they earn in the game.
According to the Facebook post, Hugo Martin stated that there would be no store for purchasing cosmetics, and anything that players will be able to unlock in Doom: Eternal will be unlockable through earning XP. He also states that XP will not have anything to do with player abilities and spending XP will not impact the game in any way. He has also stated that these cosmetics will not affect gameplay at all. Martin’s reason for why the game won’t feature microtransactions is because “Eternal is a $60 game, not a free-to-play game or a mobile game–we are giving you a complete experience with no store just like you’d expect.”
He then finishes his post by stating that “Unlocking skins with XP is part of the experience if you care about that stuff, or you can completely ignore it and it and it will have no impact on your experience at all, and it’s all free.” While not much more has been revealed about the upcoming FPS game, it is likely that more information will be revealed at a later date. We were able to get a hands-on three hour special preview of the game earlier this month.
Doom Eternal will be releasing on March 20th, 2020 for PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Google Stadia with a later release date coming for Nintendo Switch.