Press event reports cause scare over Resident Evil: Revelations 2’s micro-transactions
It’s no secret that gaming companies just love cramming micro-transactions into their titles to siphon as many dollars as they can from consumers. While many gamers find this as a necessary evil in many free-to-play titles, seeing this trend bleed over into retail releases is a nasty trend that cheapens the experience of paid titles, tipping the scales in favor of those who play with their wallets, and leaving a sour taste in the mouth of those who rightly feel dropping their hard-earned 60 dollars should be enough to enjoy a game in its fullest.
This morning the internet imploded when media outlets reported from a press event in Spain that the upcoming episodic survival horror title Resident Evil: Revelations 2 would be the latest game to feature micro-transactions. Even more concerning were reports that surfaced stating players would need to play to continue the game after their character dies.
Talk about scary.
Kotaku reached out to Capcom earlier for clarification, where a PR rep offered some reassuring insight into just how much the game is impacted by micro-transactions.
“There are no micro-transactions within the main campaign,” the PR representative told Kotaku.
Instead, these in-game purchases will be restricted to the game’s co-operative Raid mode, which, returning from the original Resident Evil: Revelations, pits players against hordes of undead creatures in a variety of settings.
Well, what can you buy with your real world money in Resident Evil: Revelations 2’s Raid mode? Capcom detailed just what these purchases entail to Kotaku.
Regarding your question, players can use “life crystals” when playing through Raid mode in Revelations 2. The crystals essentially act as continues (re spawns) in Raid mode when players die. Blue life crystals can be earned through playing daily missions and red life crystals can be bought. The two crystals act the same, but there’s an option to buy if players run out of blue (earned) crystals or don’t want to spend the time earning them. If players have both blue and red crystals, the game will prioritise the blue crystals over the red ones. Again, these are only used in Raid mode and not in the main campaign.
Well, there you have it. Thankfully, it seems like the impact these transactions will have on the game will be minimal. Even still, does the inclusion of micro-transactions impact your thoughts on the game? Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be releasing on both digital and physical formats, with episode 1 releasing digitally on February 24.