Microtransactions are aplenty in gaming, even more so in recent years, but DOOM Eternal says they can go straight to Hell. The news of the monetary state of DOOM Eternal came by the way of Facebook straight from the mouth of Creative Director Hugo Martin.
In a screengrab posted over on Imgur, Martin mentioned that there will be no in-game store and nothing unlockable in the game itself will be done so with a wallet. Instead, cosmetics will be unlocked with good 'ol fashioned XP. He added "These cosmetics have no impact on how [you] play, they just look cool. 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."
While DOOM is usually pretty good about this, some other Bethesda titles didn't quite hit that same note, especially when looking at the rocky launch of Fallout 76. While the no microtransactions were expected for the new DOOM game, it's always valuable to have the confirmation before launch so players know exactly what they are getting into.
DOOM Eternal launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on March 20, 2020.
"Experience the ultimate combination of speed and power as you rip-and-tear your way across dimensions with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat. Powered by idTech 7 and set to an all-new pulse-pounding soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon, DOOM Eternal puts you in control of the unstoppable DOOM Slayer as you blow apart new and classic demons with powerful weapons in unbelievable and never-before-seen worlds."
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H/T PC Gamer