Real Money Trading included in Champions Online beta

Friday, 8th May 2009 14:26 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Cryptic currently has Champions Online in closed beta, and one of the things being tested is a Real Money Trading (RMT) system.

Testers trying out the in-game Champions Store have the option to use RMT, but currently the option is disabled with the error message “microtransactions” popping up.

Cryptic confirmed through a statement that it’s “currently testing functionality for in-game transactions,” but plans have yet to be finalized as it is still deciding if RMT will be implemented in future releases.

The statement also said that microtransactions are “a necessary component of the greater Cryptic platform since we plan on working on a number of different titles using our technology platform,” something that Chief creative officer Jack Emmert has shown disgust over in the past.

So far, the game’s to be your normal subscription-based MMO when it launches July 14 in Europe and North America.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. blackdreamhunk

    so your paying a month fee plus microtransactions You must be crazy!!!!that would be a nail in the coffin they are asking way too much!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. anasui

    bad, bad decision. I seriously hope its about ingame merchandise not impacting the game in any way

    #2 6 years ago

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