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Red Dead Redemption 2 will very likely have microtransactions

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Since Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Redemption 2 in October last year, every bit of new information, be it a story trailer or some gorgeous screenshots, is an extremely exciting event for us. There is no doubt that it is one of our most anticipated games in 2018 and I’m sure a lot of gamers feel the same way.

We simply can’t wait to put on the boots of the game’s protagonist, Arthur Morgan, and venture into the wild west next year. Even so, we might have some bad news for those who despise microtransactions. Although not officially confirmed, a very strong indication that Red Dead Redemption 2 will have microtransactions has surfaced.

Strauss Zelnick, the CEO for Take-Two Interactive, which is the company that owns Rockstar Games, said in a recent investor’s call (as reported by GameSpot and Comicbook) that the company wants recurrent consumer spending opportunities in their future releases:  

“We aim to have recurrent consumer spending opportunities for every title that we put out at this company. It may not always be an online model, it probably won’t always be a virtual currency model, but there will be some ability to engage in an ongoing basis with our titles after release across the board.” - Source

As mentioned earlier, it isn’t an official confirmation of microtransactions in Red Dead Redemption 2, but it is definitely a strong indication. It remains to be seen how microtransactions will be handled, because if it includes pay-to-win elements, then there will be a dark cloud hanging over the game. However, some players don’t mind cosmetic only microtransactions, especially if you can get most of the items with some currency you can earn in-game as well.

What do you think about the possibility of microtransactions in Red Dead Redemption 2 and is it something to get worried about? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sources: GameSpot, Comicbook

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