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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Has Microtransactions

by Damian Seeto

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The Italian version of the PlayStation Store may have hinted that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will have microtransactions.

As discovered by Tmag, the Italian PlayStation Store has a listing for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain already. The page says “Optional in-game purchases“.

“Optional in-game purchases” is pretty much a formal way of saying microtransactions are in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It’s still too early to tell how they’ll be implemented, but they’ll be there in some fashion.

It’s entirely possible Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s microtransactions are solely for the Metal Gear Online portion of the game. The main game is a single player only affair. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to buy your way to victory in the campaign.

If there is a positive thing about this, it’s that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s microtransactions are “optional”. Hopefully the Metal Gear Online portion is still playable and fun without you needing to pay a single extra cent beyond the price of the game itself.

Microtransactions are a touchy subject in video gaming these days. This is all thanks to the rise of mobile gaming which is littered with mircotransactions. Hopefully the microtranscations in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain aren’t too evil.

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