Bulletstorm developer takes tough stance on microtransactions – so Outriders won’t have them

Bulletstorm developer takes tough stance on microtransactions – so Outriders won’t have them

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There’s a variety of Individuals Can Fly’s videogame historical past in new sci-fi shooter Outriders. Sprinting from cover-to-cover underneath hearth from foes is harking back to Gears of War: Judgement, and a number of the darkish humour will take advantage of hardened Bulletstorm fan grin. Whereas Individuals Can Fly helped out with Fortnite beneath the identify Epic Video games Poland, the battle royale’s microtransactions and games-as-a-service mannequin won't be current in Outriders. “There shall be no microtransactions,” recreation director Bartosz Kmita tells us - firmly. We ask what the developer’s thought course of is to garner a bit extra perception. “We’re gamers first earlier than builders,” he continues. “So we requested ourselves, ‘Can we like microtransactions?’ No. Okay, finish of the thought course of.” Properly, that definitely seems reduce and dry, then. Shortly after Individuals Can Fly have been snapped up by Epic Video games in 2012, one of many developer’s founders, Adrian Chmielarz, departed. Chatting with Polygon, Chmielarz explains that he felt the developer’s games-as-a-service focus would hamper his capability to develop narrative-driven video games. As such, we ask Kmita if Individuals Can Fly maintains this now it’s unbiased once more and making an old-fashioned shooter.

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