id Software and Bethesda’s DOOM Eternal will finally bring its brand of demon-slaying to all major platforms this coming March 20, but unlike many of its counterparts, the game will feature no microtransactions of any kind.
According to a Facebook comment by Creative Director, Hugo Martin, he has confirmed that the first-person shooter will have cosmetics available for purchase, but only through earning XP. They are meant to “just look cool” and will have zero impact on the gameplay experience.
Eternal is a $60 game, not a free-to-play game or a mobile game – we are giving you a complete experience with no store just like you’d expect.
It really depends on the player themselves if they want to take part in this separate economy, or you can just ignore it like it does not exist.
It certainly feels like a breath of fresh air and harkens back to the past where games were just one-time purchases.
DOOM Eternal will launch on March 20 for the PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.