NetherRealm Talks Injustice 2 Microtransaction System – “You Cannot Pay to Win”
NetherRealm has announced an Injustice 2 microtransaction system that will be using a unique type of currency called “Source Crystals”. In a blog post yesterday, they were quick to note that while you will pay for this currency, it will in no way give players an advantage over others. This can definitely be a good thing because pay-to-win games aren’t usually fun for those with minimal funds. However, here is what the studio had to say on the blog:
Source Crystals can be purchased using real money but aren’t required to progress or advance in the game and can’t be used to purchase Gear or an advantage in gameplay. We value our community and want to be clear – you cannot “pay to win” with Injustice 2.”
These Source Crystals will only be used to buy cosmetic features for characters. For instance, players can transform a piece of mismatched gear to resemble another piece of gear to perfect their characters look. This would allow players to stray from the cosmetic debacle that is RPG gear, where the “+20 Party Hat of Doom” clashes with your epic plate armor. With the Injustice 2 microtransaction system, players could have the cosmetic look of one piece, with the stats of their preferred piece.
Another aspect of the cosmetic change is that of “premier skins”. This would allow players to change the entire look of their character. An example used in the blog was changing Supergirl to look like Powergirl. The stats and powers of the character remain the same, but you could dramatically alter the look of them.
One aspect of the Injustice 2 microtransaction system that might have players a bit on the fence is the allowance of speeding up progress. It has been assured that this ability wouldn’t change progression or gameplay, but allow players to pay for their characters to meet the pace of their other characters. Here is what NetherRealm had to say about progression:
For example, once you level a character up to Level 20, you can use Source Crystals to level up other characters to 20. This is optional and won’t affect gameplay or game progression.”
Pricing has yet to be announced for Injustice 2 microtransactions, but you can read a more detailed post on the topic here. This news comes before another character announcement, which is slated for next week. With an already impressive list of characters, we’ll be interested to see who else will be joining the roster. Injustice 2 will be out for PS4 and Xbox One on May 16th!
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