Resident Evil 4 Adds Microtransactions


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By: Jason Siu


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Resident Evil 4 Microtransactions

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Resident Evil 4 launched its free Mercenaries DLC today, but also added 11 other paid DLCs that are called “weapon exclusive upgrade ticket.” Essentially, it’s a ticket that can be redeemed at the Merchant’s shop to access upgrades, regardless of the weapon’s level. A single ticket costs $2.99, three tickets cost $6.99 and five tickets cost $9.99. Once players use a ticket to unlock the weapon upgrade, the upgrade itself is free of charge.

Not surprisingly, people aren’t very happy about the move to add microtransactions this quickly after the launch of Resident Evil 4. Others are arguing the paid DLC isn’t very intrusive, with some people on social media even questioning who would even buy these?

Nonetheless, this isn’t the first time Capcom has added microtransactions soon after a game’s launch, and it likely won’t be the last. The reality is, there are enough people who pay for these microtransactions that developers and publishers will continue shoving them into their games until wallets say otherwise.

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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