Now before you grab your torches and pitchforks looking for the heads of Bungie developers, read on. Bungie has indeed announced that microtransactions will become a thing in Destiny however it’s not exactly a game changer.
Character Tess Everis will be returning to the Tower of Destiny to open a new storefront called Eververse Trading Company. This will function as the in game microtransaction store where you can purchase 18 different emotes for their characters starting on October 13th. A new game currency, called silver, will be introduced to represent player’s real world money in-game.
Over on the official Destiny blog, community manager DeeJ confirmed these emotes will not affect game play in anyway and are strictly cosmetic.
“If you’re not interested in what Tess has to offer, you won’t ever be forced to pluck an item off of her shelf. You’ll still receive updates to the game, and you won’t lose a Crucible encounter or fail to clear a Raid because you didn’t have the right Eververse Trading Company emote equipped,” he said.
Microtransactions in video games has been a slippery slope since their inception. On one hand we have cosmetic, optional emotes that you don’t have to purchase if you don’t want to. On the other hand, will it stop there? We can only hope that Bungie is an experienced enough company to understand adding game-changing microtransactions in the future will just end up killing their game.