When the current Grand Prix event Back N. Time was detailed, Activision took the opportunity to also reveal that microtransactions will be making their way to Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. This will allow players to purchase packs of Wumpa Coins, the in-game currency, rather than grind for hours to earn enough for some Pit Stop goodies. The announcement has been met with a largely negative reaction, as you can imagine.
Like them or loathe them, the in-game purchases are coming online for the PlayStation 4 kart racer. The microtransactions are live right now on PlayStation Store in some territories, including Europe, and we imagine they'll become available in North America later today.
There are three options currently available. For £2.15 / €2.49, you'll get 2,500 Wumpa Coins. If you want 5,000 - plus 250 extra as a bonus - it'll cost you £4.29 / €4.99. Finally, £8.49 / €9.99 will net you 10,000 Coins, plus 1,000 as a bonus.
We'll update this article with US prices once they're live. Will you be making use of microtransactions in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled? Spend your Wumpa Coins wisely in the comments below.