Video game developer and publisher Capcom confirms that its forthcoming survival-horror title Resident Evil 7 will not feature any microtransactions in the game.
After Resident Evil 7's pre-order bonus items leaked yesterday, many fans took the way in which the items were packaged as a means to be concerned about the possibility of the survival-horror game's final product containing microtransactions. In order to assuage such worries, a representative from Capcom recently spoke to the press outlet VideoGamer to confirm that Resident Evil 7 will not have microtransactions when the title releases next year.
Although the Capcom spokesperson asserted that Resident Evil 7 fans don't need to have any anxiety over potential microtransactions, the company did acknowledge the pre-order items and declared that there will be DLC for purchase. In fact, the developer and publisher's representative specifically said, "Whilst there will be pre-order bonus items and DLC available to purchase for Resident Evil 7, there will not be any micro-transactions in the game."
For those unaware, the pre-order bonuses being offered in Resident Evil 7 exist in the form of Survival Packs, each of which contain items specific to the parcel's name, such as the Recovery Set having green medicinal herbs for healing, and the Handgun Set being comprised of ammunition. Interestingly enough, each of the pre-order bonus packages also contains a variety of coins of different sizes and colors, but it's still unclear as to how they will be incorporated into the game.
As far as additional DLC for Resident Evil 7 is concerned, Capcom has yet to officially unveil whether or not there will be other kinds of assets in the form of post-launch material beyond items like those found in the pre-order bonuses, be it side-quests pertaining to the main story, a mode similar to Mercenaries in Resident Evil 4, or even just new characters. After all, the studio has remained relatively secretive about the actual plot of the game, as the closest fans have gotten to knowing about the narrative was due to the ESRB rating's description that contained story details.
Of course, with Resident Evil 7 having maintained an aura of mystery since its reveal at E3 2016, there's a possibility that developers could go on to keep fans in the dark about most of the game's contents until closer to its launch in 2017. However, with Capcom's promise to have a presence at Tokyo Game Show 2016, it's safe to expect that the publisher and developer will use the event as a platform to eke out more information about the survival-horror title in order to entice fans of the franchise even more so.
What do you think about Resident Evil 7 not containing microtransactions? Are you glad to hear that the game's creators are eschewing micropayments? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Resident Evil 7 is set to release on January 24, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, and Xbox One.