Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is being published by Activision, and that seems to have left FromSoftware fans paranoid. The pre-order page for the exciting samurai adventure includes the note “in-game purchases optional” on the PlayStation Store – and perhaps unsurprisingly it’s prompted a slew of “pre-order cancelled” posts on forums around the world.
Except we’ve seen this kind of controversy before. A quick glance at the pre-order pages for several other upcoming titles on the PS Store includes the same kind of language, suggesting that it's most likely stock text – but even if it’s not, we don’t know the extent of what Sekiro’s microtransactions could be. Maybe it’s just some extra costumes or something, in which case, who really cares?