Ouch looks very steep for anyone wanting a shortcut for in game currency.
“Metal Gear Solid is a key Konami franchise,” Edwards says. “The company has already committed to future iterations, which we look forward to.”
What about the very unpopular subject of micro transactions?
Stepping up a Gear: Konami on ‘the game of the year’, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain | Games Industry Special Features | MCV
Metal Gear Solid V features microtransactions, which will be good news to retailers looking to sell digital currency. But in the past, consumers have been vocal about their dislike for microtransactions appearing in premium games.
“They are a minimal part of the game, and merely a short cut,” Konami marketing exec Jon Edwards says.
“The player recruits R&D people to create weaponry and expand their base. While the entire game can be played without using them, microtransactions are available to speed up the development process. They also come into play with the FOB (Forward Operating Bases) element, when players set up additional Mother Base outposts.
“Players can insure their base against attack in the multiplayer mode. Kojima Productions has merely added them as shortcuts, but have always stressed that the game can be completed without any cost to the player.”
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