We have some more news for you regarding Tom Clancy’s The Division, this time concerning the way the game will handle microtransactions. Well, it looks like it won’t be handling them at all as Ubisoft has decided to leave microtransactions out of its new game, which is a bit puzzling to me if I’m honest. In the past, Ubisoft has implemented microtransactions in single player games such as Assassin’s Creed, albeit in a rather non-intrusive way. And even though single player games don’t necessarily need microtransactions in order to generate revenue, MMOs such as The Division would likely benefit from the system in a big way.
Naturally, the gaming community was worried that The Division would become a pay-to-win game because of microtransactions, and in order to set their minds at ease, Ubisoft’s community manager, Natchai Stappers, has decided to clarify things once and for all on Twitter.
@Tovarisc_ There will be no microtransactions, and definitely no P2W
— natchai stappers (@natchai_) February 26, 2016
We’ll just have to wait and see if Ubisoft will actually make good on its promise. Companies such as VERKILL Software have made similar claims regarding their PAYDAY 2 title, which eventually became flooded with controversial microtransactions. Tom Clancy’s The Division will launch officially on March 8. Will you be picking up this game once it becomes available?