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Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 to feature microtransactions for cosmetic items

This could just be limited to helping players progress quickly

  • Updated: March 19, 2018 4:34 PM IST
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We are nine days away from the launch of the fifth installment of the Far Cry series on March 27. Now, developer Ubisoft has come out and said that microtransactions will be a part of the game. Microtransactions have gathered some bad rep in the past few months as more developers are resorting to it as a means to earn more.

Dan Hay who is the executive producer of Far Cry 5 told GameSpot that the game is going to be very generous in what it is going to offer the players, and would avail microtransactions to expedite the progress of the game. “We’ve set the game up so…nothing is locked. You can go out and explore, and the game will reward you for your exploration.” Han added.

The structuring of the microtransaction system is yet to be revealed but GameSpot remarks that it might just be similar to Ubisoft’s latest, Assassin’s Creed Origins. Assassin’s Creed Origins has a feature called “Time Saver Pack”, which gives players more in-game currency, crafting material, ability points, and new maps. And we could expect something on the similar lines or it could be very different. But these packs offer nothing that cannot be gained through normal gameplay. Check out the game trailer here:

Ubisoft says that microtransactions will be included in all forms of the game including multiplayer, co-op, and single player campaign. Microtransactions can only be used for cosmetic items, and not things that could affect gameplay. Far Cry 5 is set to release on March 27 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $59.99 (approximately Rs 3,906). Over this, there is a Season Pass announced that would let players visit Vietnam and Mars, and include a remaster of Far Cry 3.

  • Published Date: March 19, 2018 4:34 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 19, 2018 4:34 PM IST