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Redfall offers in-game purchases that may include cosmetic microtransactions

red falls Official Xbox Store Page confirms that the game will contain in-app purchases, which may point to a microtransaction store page.

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Redfall might have some sort of monetization after all. The Xbox Store page specifically confirms this, but we don’t know the exact scope of what’s included. Redfall will presumably allow players to upgrade to the Bite Back version of the game, which includes a Hero Pass with two additional heroes added over time. This upgrade and/or the Hero Pass itself would technically qualify as an in-app purchase.

From what we’ve seen before, this could also mean that the game will feature some sort of microtransactions. And they’re probably only cosmetic if they’re included at all.

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months ago someone leaked a Redfall screenshot which showed an item shop in the menu screen. Modern gamers know what that means – you can spend real money to acquire some kind of digital good, be it real pay-to-win gear or something smaller like crafting materials or an XP boost.

The old leaked screenshot showing the Item Shop (left) versus the current menu screen from today's Redfall stream (right).The old leaked screenshot showing the Item Shop (left) versus the current menu screen from today's Redfall stream (right).

The old leaked screenshot showing the Item Shop (left) versus the current menu screen from today’s Redfall stream (right).

Arkane has reportedly removed the Item Shop from the game. The section was absent from an Xbox demo that premiered after the screenshot was released, and the item shop was absent from today’s new gameplay footage.

Weapons can also be customized with cosmetic skins, so it’s likely that if Redfall has microtransactions, they’re for vanity purposes.

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Redfall has some sort of in-game currency, although it’s not known if it’s premium currency or not.

Typically microtransaction games have two in-game currencies: one that can only be purchased with real money and exchanged for more powerful items and such, and another currency that is earned by playing the game.

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On paper, Arkane’s newest vampire hunt FPS fits perfectly into the established shooter-looter mold. It has loads of gear to collect and choose from, an immersive and interactive world with secrets, unlockable abilities and seamless co-op multiplayer. Redfall may not be a live game per se as it may not require constant maintenance, content updates and attention like something like Final Fantasy XIV or Apex Legends does, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t similar to a live game. Game can be monetized.

We may have to wait until Redfall releases on May 2nd, 2023 on PC and Xbox Series X/S before getting an answer. Redfall will also be Microsoft’s first exclusive next-gen game priced at $69.99, but it will also be coming to Xbox Game Pass.

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