Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time developer Toys For Bob has said that the upcoming platformer will not feature microtransactions. The studio saw fit to set the record straight after the game's Microsoft Store listing noted "in-app purchases".
"We're seeing confusion about microtransactions in Crash Bandicoot 4 and want to be crystal clear: There are no microtransactions in Crash 4. As a bonus, the Totally Tubular skins are included in all digital versions of the game," the developer states on Twitter.
We suppose that's that, then, but let's not forget that Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled didn't have microtransactions at launch either. They were added more than a month after the racer's release. As such, it's hard not to be at least a little bit wary of Activision's antics.
That said, Crash Bandicoot 4 doesn't have any online functionality as far as we're aware. It will have some kind of local multiplayer -- according to the title's PlayStation Store page -- but we're not sure how microtransactions could be shoehorned into that. It seems more likely that Crash 4 will be bolstered with a range of DLC instead. Character skins, levels, that sort of thing.
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