Microtransactions have run amok at gamescom, but here’s some good news, as Titanfall developers Respawn have stated quite categorically that that business model just isn’t for them.
Respawn community manager Abbie Heppe spoke to VideoGamer and had a simple answer to the microtransaction question: “That’s not us.”
At the moment the team is focusing on getting the game out before considering where they might take it in the future. Although it seems likely, there aren’t any plans in place just yet to turn Titanfall into a franchise.
Heppe also didn’t rule out the possibility of additional content later in the game’s lifespan, but maintained that these will not be delivered through microtransactions.
This is good news. During gamescom it’s been announced that Battlefield 4, Ryse: Son of Rome, The Elder Scrolls Online, and many other games will include microtransactions.
Titanfall launches on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC next Spring.