Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain is definitely coming out this September, despite a long development cycle and many issues surrounding the continuing role of director Hideo Kojima.
And now it looks like another aspect of the game is going to be courting controversy. According to the pre-oder listing for the title, its set to include in-game microtransactions. Here's the Italian page as grabbed by Tmag.it.
Microtransactions are a way of giving gamers the opportunity to pay real-world money for in-game items. In some cases, these items can make the game easier for players who are willing and able to pay. And for a game which already costs €70 for the base title, the idea of paying more fills a lot of gamers with dread.
Now we don't yet know what kinds of items will be available in The Phantom Pain. It could be nothing more than a variety of silly hats to put on your character or superweapons which help you ease through the game. Either way, it's going to be interesting to see how publishers Konami handle the fallout of the news going worldwide.
Metal Gear Solid the Phantom Pain is coming to PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC from the 1st of September 2015.