Desptite Geabox CEO Randy Pitchford’s claims, Borderlands 3 will have micro-transactions.
Pitchford stated that the game would be free of micro-transactions during yesterday’s Borderlands 3 livestream, and was quickly correct by a Game Informer article explaining the true micro-transaction route Borderlands 3 appears to be taking.
The Game Informer article clarifies Pitchford’s statement that Borderlands 3 “won’t have micro-transactions” by explaining that the game will be following the same monetization scheme that Borderlands 2 followed.
In game items such as guns, loot crates, or anything that may affect gameplay will not be purchasable, however cosmetics can be bought with real money.
“We’re selling cosmetic items, but we’re not going to nickel and dime players”-Gearbox’s Paul sage in an interview with Game Informer
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford took to twitter to verbally assault Game Informer for clarifying the true nature of Borderlands 3’s micro-transactions.
Why you guys would fuck me on this is beyond me… thanks a lot.— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) May 1, 2019
The hype surrounding Borderlands 3 is great, and emotions coming off the presentation were entirely positive.
I don’t think many people have any problem with entirely optional cosmetic items in Borderlands 3, but Pitchford’s anger towards Game Informer seems entirely uncalled for.