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No pay-to-win microtransactions in The Division

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Last week a deluge of previews and post about Ubisoft’s impending MMO-esque RPG shooter The Division flooded the internet – so that happens to be the thing everybody’s talking about right now.

The general consensus is that it’s a bit like Destiny, but with a little more RPG soul to it, and most who’ve had time with the game so far have walked away impressed.

We know the game’s set to include DLC but there’s been very little detail on what that DLC might be – whether it’s the sort of stuff that makes live in post-apocalyptic New York easier, or if it just makes your digital avatar look spiffier. The worry is that Ubisoft might sneak in a pit of pay-to-win nonsense – but that’s not happening.

According to Massive’s creative director Magnus Jansen, The Division won’t have any pay-to-win or fast-tracking mechanics in place.

“It’s one of the things that we looked at because if people like the game and want to purchase extra things I don’t mind that. But microtransactions, as it’s defined, we do not have them,” said Jansen, speaking to VG247.

“You cannot spend a little bit of money and fast-track to get better gear or pay to win or vanity items. We do not have that. The short answer is no, we don’t have microtransactions, period.

We will have DLC. We don’t have it yet because we’re just barely finishing the game.”

So there you have it. No paying to win, and no lazy buggers fast-tracking their progress. Of course, Bungie said the same thing about Destiny, before sneaking in auto-levelling character boosts and Silver microtransactions in to the game towards the end of last year.

Last Updated: January 18, 2016

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  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 18, 2016 at 15:06

    Which means tomorrow they’ll announce their innovative “pay to proceed” mini payment system.


    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      January 18, 2016 at 15:14

      That is, by far more innovative than they could go, I mean, the whole Uplay changed, or at least a little bit of it’s name…


  2. Original Heretic

    January 18, 2016 at 15:06

    They all say this same thing until they actually bring those things out. Payday 2, anyone?


    • WitWolfy

      January 19, 2016 at 20:40

      Destiny comes to mind.. Sure they spat the same BS too.


  3. The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

    January 18, 2016 at 15:12



  4. HvR

    January 18, 2016 at 15:13

    Well they only said you can not pay ” a little bit of money” they said nothing about a lot of money.


    • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

      January 18, 2016 at 15:15



  5. VampyreSquirrel

    January 18, 2016 at 15:14

    Great news… Now we just need to find a way to get the (other) players not to cheat their way to the top… like GTAV


  6. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    January 18, 2016 at 15:16

    So they say….

    This is Ubisoft! Of course it’ll be pay-to-win.


  7. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    January 18, 2016 at 15:16

    I am waiting for their impending 180 on this…. And some modder to find the micro transaction code hidden somewhere in the vanilla version of the game…


  8. Hammersteyn

    January 18, 2016 at 15:56

    • Jomama Omyballs

      January 20, 2016 at 18:38

      You said it, brother.


  9. aj_nator

    January 18, 2016 at 16:11

    Which dev has ever come out and said “Our game is pay to win!” ?


  10. Ottokie

    January 18, 2016 at 16:12

  11. Decembermaloy

    January 19, 2016 at 08:33

    “We will have DLC. We don’t have it yet because we’re just barely finishing the game…”

    Fills you with confidence on the state of the finished product doesn’t it?


  12. SmurFyZA

    January 20, 2016 at 07:24

    Also I cant wait to play this game. Cant really decide between PS4 or PC. NEED to Pre-Order asap


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