After a year full of discontent and disputes about the use of microtransactions in video games, companies are now much more careful about what they include in their paid plans. That’s the case for Metal Gear Survive as well, so as you’ll find out today, you’ll be able to get boosts to help your progress through paid in-game currency, the SV Coins, something that doesn’t compromise the already bought gameplay but rewards players that want to progress faster.
According to the PlayStation Store, where the Metal Gear Survive in-game currency first showed up, there are 5 different price options to suit your wallet, with the biggest one costing $50. Take a look:
- 100 SV coins – $0.99
- 550 SV coins – $4.99
- 1150 SV coins – $9.99
- 3500 SV coins – $29.99
- 60020 SV coins – $49.99
As revealed, the SV Coins will be used in-game to boost certain actions such as increasing the production of exploration teams, food production, and more. There’s no hint as to how much each boost will cost but since there’s a price tag of $1 in the store, we should expect it to be a minimum for some of those features.
We still don’t know how microtransactions will affect Metal Gear Survive’s gameplay, however, giving players the opportunity to speed up their progress through boosts sounds like a good deal.
Metal Gear Survive has launched later today, with some minor host issues that affected its stable release. Many players have complained about getting stuck at the first message screen after booting the game up, something that was supposedly fixed with a day-one patch.
Metal Gear Survive is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was developed and published by Konami.