GOD OF WAR Won't Have Microtransactions

Microtransactions have been extremely prevalent in modern games released today. Who can forget the backlash EA received with Star Wars: Battlefront II? Or the controversy surrounding Konami’s Metal Gear Survive, that charges players for an additional save slot. 

A few weeks ago, a screenshot of the upcoming God of War surfaced online, and showed what appeared to be some sort of currency, which worried fans that this game will have microtransactions as well. However the game’s director, Cory Barlog settled the issue regarding microtransactions in God of War. 

A fan asked Barlog on Twitter if God of War will incorporate some form of microtransactions on the upcoming game. Barlog responded with a clear tweet saying, “No freakin way!!!” Furthermore, Sony was also asked if God of War will have an in-game currency that will be bought with real-life money, and the company replied, “No. Not even a little.”

God of War for the PS4 is one of the most anticipated games, given the fact that the last installment in the series was back in 2013 with God of War: Ascension. Now, the upcoming God of War title will show a different side of Kratos, as he tries to balance being a God, and being a father to his son Atreus. Furthermore, this game will also be longer than previous titles in the franchise, with an estimated gameplay of 25-35 hours. You can check out the trailer of the game here

Lastly, God of War will be releasing on April 20 as a PS4 exclusive. Sony will also be releasing a limited-edition God of War PS4 Pro Bundle. This bundle will include a 1TB silver-and -grey PS4 Pro, designed with the skill tree for Kratos’ Leviathan Axe from the game. It will also include a matching DualShock 4 controller and a physical copy of God of War with a surprise digital content. 

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