Over the past few weeks, we’ve covered the continuously mounting trend of in-app transactions in full-priced games. Whether it’s the cash-heavy bent of Metal Gear Solid V’s FOB system or something a bit more balanced with earnable currency like Grand Theft Auto Online, the presence of these add-on charges is of interest to our readers.
Most recently, I wrote a news story based on my experience with Rise of the Tomb Raider. It’s important to note that I greatly enjoyed my time with the first three hours of the game. However, Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics’ unwillingness to discuss what appears to be a microtransaction system meant we had a duty to alert readers to its likely inclusion.