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Activision Blizzard revealed its yearly earnings for 2021. The company had one of its best year's ever, with net revenue coming in at $8.8 billion. However, $5.1 billion was from microtransctions.
Halo Infinite Multiplayer has been hit with a Neon-themed event, bringing the Attrition game mode with revives, new cosmetics to earn, and more. Cosmetic shop items have received price cuts too.
The creative director for the upcoming Doom Eternal game has confirmed that the title won't offer any kind of microtransactions. Cosmetic items won't affect gameplay and don't cost money.
The early access phase of Minecraft Earth is in full swing and has now deployed crafting and smelting capabilities in the latest beta release along with a new in-game currency in the form of rubies.
The now Epic Games-owned studio Psyonix has announced that its popular competitive game Rocket League will soon won't have any loot boxes, with it switching to direct purchases for its content.
Sea of Thieves is finally set to receive the pets and other premium cosmetics that were promised even before the game's launch. Rare shared more details on the upcoming microtransactions today.
A 2K executive has stated that microtransactions are an unfortunate reality in modern gaming, but are "a choice, not a force", since most seemingly out-of-reach items can also be achieved by grinding.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War no longer has any microtransactions to speak of, with Monolith Productions removing the premium market today while introducing a huge number of changes to the action-RPG.
Monolith has announced that Middle-earth: Shadow of War will rid itself of all microtransactions later this year in a free update. Changes to the game's Shadow Wars section are also being planned.
A complete overhaul of Star Wars Battlefront II's progression system is coming this month, marking the arrival of microtransactions, but this time around they will only be used for cosmetic items.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) announced today that all games that offer any additional paid content will receive a new label saying that the game has in-game purchases.
It appears that if you want to start anew in Metal Gear Survive without deleting your existing avatar, you'll need to pay 1,000 SV Coins. This will set you back $10 in a game that already costs $40.
Star Wars Battlefront II's loot boxes may be going away entirely, as DICE announced today that significant changes will be arriving to the game's progression system in the coming months.
After it concluded its investigation in games such as Star Wars: Battlefront II and Overwatch, the Belgium Gaming Commission concluded that loot boxes constituted a form of gambling and were dangerous
In a note to investors, financial analyst Evan Wingren noted that gamers were overreacting to the implementation of micro-transactions in games like Star Wars: Battlefront II.
EA has removed microtransactions from Star Wars: Battlefront II, mere hours before the title's launch. However, the company has clarified that the mechanic will be returning at a later date.
After the significant backlash over Star Wars: Battlefront II misusing the 'loot system' in a bid to extract more revenue out of gamers, the Belgium authorities have initiated an investigation.
EA's contrived excuse for paywalls, loot boxes, and an unrewarding progression system has become the most downvoted comment in Reddit's history, facing loads of backlash from furious gamers.
In a purely 'exploratory patent' that has just been awarded, publisher Activision tried its hand at thinking creatively about microtransactions and how these could be used with matchmaking.
A quarter of digital revenue from PC games came from microtransactions and DLC, according to a new report, indicating the new trend in monetisation is making game makers a ton of money.
With gamers feeling done in with developers using micro-transactions in games as a means to make additional money, it has been argued that this represented gambling, however, the ESRB does not agree.
It seems that 2017 will go down in history as the year of the Loot Box, as a gamer just spotted a new Heka Crate that has been introduced for the upcoming Assassin's Creed Origins.
The Arma series developer Bohemia Interactive has announced its latest game Argo will launch on June 22. The game will be completely free, and will not feature any microtransactions.