IGN News - Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Around 3 Months After Release

IGN News - Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Around 3 Months After Release

IGN News - Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Around 3 Months After Release

Posted by IGN Feb. 13, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

Sea of Thieves will be getting microtransactions, but no loot boxes.

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  1. Funny to see how just the phrase micro-transaction has become a dog whistle for some people, regardless of how much or little it impacts gameplay

  2. It's a freaking online game... what did you expect? Servers aren't gonna pay for themselves, support neither. Some kind of income is needed to keep things going, and it's mtx or subscription.

  3. All of these tears for a non issue. As long as micro transactions do not give a gameplay advantage, there is nothing to be upset about. I do not need to spend money on cosmetics or a cat on my ship to do well in the game. Get over it.

    Do not buy the game over a non-issue if you are so passionate about your nerd rebellion. Makes no difference to the blockbuster title that Sea of Thieves will be.

  4. It's an MMO. Gotta expect microtransactions. Just glad we can decide what we get and don't have to worry about loot boxes. Plus, you don't have to spend any real money anyway. You use the in-game currency to purchase new items like clothes, weapons, etc. People are freaking out for absolutely no reason.

  5. Apparently most of you didn’t watch the clip. The micro transactions won’t affect power or progression and will only be for cosmetic items or, for this first go around, pets. Not to say they won’t later on, but let’s cross that bridge when we come to it.

  6. Lol all the cry babies. Overwatch had cosmetics and they got goty and best on going game. And don't try saying how in OW you can get them just buy playing cuz you might be able to do the same thing in this.

  7. why are people kicking off about cosmetic micro? WOW has been doing it for years. As long as it isn't randomised loot boxes and progression linked micro it's not an issue

  8. You people want free games and no micro transactions even if they are just visual how exactly do you expect them to make the millions of dollars they poor into these games back? They ain't doing it for free takes a whole business to develop a game.

  9. Not surprised at all xD but let's hope it doesn't affect sales as that would be a bad start to 2018 for MS.

  10. I like we are at the point now of “micro transactions, least it isn’t loot boxes.”

  11. Another dead game, in an era where games like Fortnite that allow players to get everything all through gameplay you cannot make these moves, that League of Legends system people relied on is dead, Fortnite changed the rules of the game, that's why the game is one massive success.

    Fortnite makes 82 million per month, no joke, players love the game.

    And they launch right in epic games face that they just love them,
    so when you go to youtube, everyone and everyday plays Fortnite.

    Fortnite's model is perfection and should be any game standard.

    All players have the choice to buy anything they want very fast,
    through real Money, when you do want something much faster,
    but they also have the choice to earn V-Bucks and buy as well.

    And Save the World ( story mode ) which will be free, will also
    introduce daily missions to get V-Bucks to spend on both Save
    The World and Battle Royale, and you can never fail like this.

  12. Loot boxes no loot boxes if it’s microtransactions then it’s already a disgrace, boycott the scum

  13. Still can't wait to pick up a copy.

  14. Everyone that's crying about this hasn't passed the stage of puberty yet.

  15. Liers your not playing it at all so why post playing sea of theives

  16. This game is doa with or without lootboxes.

  17. "We thought long and hard about what's right for our game" = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  18. Another game that I won't need to pick up anymore.

  19. It’s cosmetics only it won’t affect game play relax

  20. Cucked Bi Zuck knew they would find a way to ruin it

  21. A shame the state games of gotten to

  22. Cool won't buy it. What a relief.

  23. Liam David Daniel Dunkerton Alex Syrros pirates time.

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