Uncharted developer Naughty Dog has hit out at players that criticise in-game purchases.
Former community strategist Eric Monacelli was speaking to MCV ahead of next year's launch of Uncharted 4.
The game will be supported with post-release story DLC – a decision that Monacelli admitted would raise the ire of some fans.
“Microtransactions tend to get a sort of negative connotation in the games industry," he explained. "If you remember back in the day, people bristled when they sold horse armour [for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion]. It's something that has always happened.
"But if it's good enough content and you want to pay for it, why not pay for it? That's what it comes down to."
This article previously stated that Eric Monacelli is community strategist at Naughty Dog. He has since moved to Infinity Ward as director of communications.