UPDATE: Via Twitter, Bethesda’s VP of PR and Marketing clarified to Elder Scrolls Off the Record that ESO would not necessarily have “microtransactions” as we currently know them, but just a few additional items to buy in-game.
In speaking to AusGamers at GamesCom, The Elder Scrolls Online General Manager Matt Firor. Matt Firor said the game, in addition to the monthly fee, would offer players a chance to spend more on items in an in-game cash shop.
“There won’t be anything like bonus points, but we will have a shop to buy kind of fun stuff and services too like name changes and things like that,” he said.
He added that the items would not be essential to being competitive in the game, but merely quality of life improvement tools. He said the items will not be “part of the core game, anything included in the core game is included in the subscription price.”
This move was probably expected by most fans, as almost all MMOs feature some sort of in-game store these days. How do you feel about this confirmation, though? Are you looking forward to purchasing some vanity items that make your character stand out in fun and unique ways? Do you have any concerns?