The Future of Gaming: Microtransactions in Star Wars Outlaws

The latest rating comes from the Australian board, but points to a potential red flag. According to this assessment, Star Wars Outlaws will likely contain microtransactions

by Sededin Dedovic
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The Future of Gaming: Microtransactions in Star Wars Outlaws
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The excitement surrounding the upcoming "Star Wars Outlaws" game is reaching new heights with each passing day. Recently, new information has appeared that sheds light on what we can expect from this game, but also brings some controversy.

Not too long ago, the game was rated in South Korea, hinting at an upcoming release date. Providing further evidence for this edition, the game has been re-rated. The latest ratings of the game come from Australia and contain a red flag that is a disappointment for fans.

According to those ratings, "Star Wars Outlaws" will likely feature microtransactions. The revelation caused mixed reactions among fans, given the controversy that microtransactions often cause. The rating highlights the game's "online interactivity", a detail that has sparked various speculations.

Although one might think that this is an indication of the game's online component, recent examples, such as "Assassin's Creed Mirage", show that such a mark can also indicate the presence of cosmetic microtransactions. "Assassin's Creed Mirage" was known for its cosmetic microtransactions, which suggests that "Star Wars Outlaws" could follow a similar model.

Ubisoft is expected to offer cosmetic items through a premium store, which could add a new dimension to the game. While past job postings have hinted at the possibility of Massive Entertainment monetizing the title, it's still unclear how this will affect the game itself.

However, there remains concern that these elements could detract from the single-player experience. While it's unlikely that microtransactions will seriously break the game itself, many are disappointed that Ubisoft chooses to include this element in almost all of their games.

Still, hope remains that players will be able to enjoy the world of "Star Wars" despite these controversial additions. "Star Wars Outlaws" is shaping up to be one of the most exciting games in the franchise, especially for fans of open worlds.

Even Nvidia has joined in on the excitement surrounding the project, expressing support and interest. With a launch slated for 2024, fans can't wait to see what Ubisoft will reveal during the marketing cycle, which is expected to begin in May, especially on "Star Wars" Day on May 4.

It is expected that new details and exciting segments of the gameplay will be revealed then, hoping to overcome all doubts and controversies that have appeared so far.

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