In an interview with Windows Central, Microsoft’s Joseph Staten revealed that Crackdown 3 will not feature any microtransactions or loot boxes. Now while there will be things to unlock, Microsoft appears to be moving away from these controversial ways via how you can earn new in-game stuff… at least for now.
As Joseph Staten said when asked about Crackdown 3’s future, post-launch content.
“We’re not committing to anything right now, we’re still experimenting with what’s best to do. We’re looking at what people find fun, tweaking the balance and so on. We also look at the long-term hooks. We know that we didn’t want to go with microtransactions. We’re not going with the concept of loot crates. There will be things you can unlock, increasingly cool things. Whether they’re rank based, or based on the number of matches, we’re honestly still playing with it. We’ve made hundreds of things to unlock. We can take that to many places.”
This sounds extremely good, at least for those that are interested in this title. It’s also important to note that Joseph claimed that the dev team is currently not committing to anything. Obviously this was regarding the post-launch content but it wouldn’t surprise us to see Microsoft making a 180 degree turn on microtransactions. So for now, Microsoft does not want to implement either microtransactions or loot boxes.
Crackdown 3 is currently planned for a February 15th release and contrary to its single-player mode, its multiplayer mode will rely heavily on destructible environments!