It’s no secret that Anthem microtransactions will be a thing. While BioWare has come out and confirmed that all single-player DLC will be free, some might be wondering how the studio will handle in-game purchases.
Well, we now have confirmation that Anthem emotes will be part of the microtransactions initiative. Over on Twitter, Lead Producer Ben Irving was asked if there was going to be purchasable emotes in the game, to which he answered with a straight-to-the-point “yes.”
— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) January 16, 2019
Chances are, emotes won’t be the only thing we’ll be able to purchase in Anthem with real world money, but at least it won’t affect game balance in any way, right?
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In a semi-related note, Game Director Jonathan Warner has also confirmed that we’ll see how the game currency works in the upcoming demo. We already know these will be called “Coins,” and BioWare promises “no bait and switch.”
You'll get to see exactly how it works in the demo, but you start with all the basics unlocked (colors, materials, textures) and then you can earn or buy additional pieces like decals, animations, emotes, and armor packs. Still tweaking the balances, but no bait and switch here
— Jonathan Warner (@Zen_Warner) January 18, 2019
Don’t forget, the VIP demo will take place this January 25 for those who pre-order the game. For more on Anthem, make sure to bookmark our Anthem game hub for the latest Anthem news.