Although the current industry trend seems to lean toward more downloadable content and microtransactions, one developer has no interest in either. Well, good.
From Software is currently working on the anticipated Dark Souls II , and producer Takeshi Miyazoe made one thing abundantly clear during a new Edge interview : No microtransactions, thank you.
"Yeah, right! Not yet, and not for a while I think. It’s one of our bigger IPs right now, but it’s a new IP, so I think it’s too young to go free-to-play. And with Dark Souls I think it would be hard to monetise in that way. Pay per death? That would be terrible. From Software especially don’t want to allow players to pay for an advantage."
Miyazoe is a firm believer of games being complete experiences without additions, kinda like the way it was in the good 'ol days. He added that he doesn't even expect the upcoming sequel to have any DLC, because they want to deliver a "full game." He finished by saying something a great many gamers are likely to agree with:
"Buy the package and you’ll get the full experience, and you’ll have as much fun as anybody else. Spending a couple dollars on certain items does not help the experience. So no free-to-play yet!"
Yup. I'm down with that. For more information, check out our recent Dark Souls II preview .
Related Game(s): Dark Souls II