As we reported earlier Sony and Naughty Dog have revealed a release date for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Coming March 18, 2016 it details on the different editions for the game were also revealed.
In the listing for the Special Edition for the game there were plenty of interesting details. One was the mention of “Naughty Dog Points” (as worded on the Playstation blog):
“Naughty Dog Points: redeem the points to unlock new multiplayer content and character upgrades.”
The question has to be, just what are these points? The wording suggests that these are some kind of in-game currency that can be used to purchase additional content and upgrades. We’ll have to wait for some confirmation exactly what these points are, but this is definitely going to get people questioning if this is micro-transactions worming its way into Uncharted.
As with many games though, if this is a case of allowing people to put more money into their games, it will probably be to add cosmetic changes only. I’m sure Naughty Dog won’t allow people to have an added edge against other players by giving them the ability to buy unfair enhancements. As of yet though we’ll need confirmation of this.
With all this conjecture, chances are that the in-game currency may in fact only be obtained through gameplay, like experience points. This would mean that haters of micro transactions won’t have anything to worry about just yet.
Would the ability to add money to the game be a bad thing? As long as we have choice? This will be up for debate with players, and is something that always is discussed when there is any hint of a micro-transaction scandal on the horizon. For now, I think we have little to worry about.
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