Space Marine 2 Microtransactions Multiplayer

Confirmed earlier this week, upcoming action-shooter Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 will feature two dedicated multiplayer modes on top of its single-player (or co-op, if you like) campaign. It'll feature both PvE and PvP offerings, which sounds great in terms of value, but the reveal had some players wondering about in-game purchases — or microtransactions. After all, you'd be incredibly hard pressed to find a 'live' game that doesn't have some form of immediate monetisation these days.

But no, according to publisher Focus Entertainment, as reported by PCGamesN, Space Marine 2 won't have any microtransactions. "We’re happy to confirm that there aren’t any microtransactions in Space Marine 2. No in-game cash shop. All gameplay content and features will be free to all players. Any paid DLC will be cosmetic only," the company explains.

So while it does sound like the game will be supported through cosmetic DLC drops, the title won't succumb to any of the more... questionable monetisation practices that have become so commonplace in current gaming.

Space Marine 2 is still on track for a PS5 release on the 9th September, but will you be grabbing a chainsword and butchering hordes of aliens later this year? Wade through the entrails in the comments section below.