Don't think microtransactions and expansions can flourish within the Destiny community?
Well, Activision says you're wrong because in fact, both are already flourishing. During an earnings call , Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said more is coming in the future because players demand "more great content."
"I think they're already co-existing. We had a full year of expansions to the game that have been very well received and sold quite well. More recently, you've seen us introduce smaller, in-game purchases that allow people to customize their experience and express themselves; those have been very well received and have sold well also. I think we've already shown that DLC and microtransactions can co-exist and that our community is hungry for more great content."
An analyst asked Hirshberg if the game's business model was changing to favor microtransactions over expansions but Hirshberg said he has nothing to announce at this time. So, does that mean yes…? At any rate, there's no doubt that both The Taken King and the new Silver microtransactions are awfully popular. It was just revealed that Silver – the in-game currency purchased with real-life money – is selling very well on the PlayStation Store .
Don't complain that such things exist because quite obviously, people want them.
Related Game(s): Destiny