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Gears Tactics is single-player only and won't have microtransactions

Published: 07:23, 16 December 2019
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Gears Tactics won't have microtransactions

Gears Tactics, the upcoming turn-based strategy title from Gear of War franchise won't have microtransactions, not even cosmetic ones and is single-player only it's been officially confirmed.

Gears of War franchise is expanding to turn-based tactics genre in April next year on PC and Xbox One. It may not be the most anticipated Gears game of all time, but it does look pretty promising and if the quality is similar to Gears 5, the fans of the series will certainly have a lot of fun with The Coalition's upcoming title.

To make the game even more appealing to fans,  Studio Head of The Coalition Rod Fergusson confirmed that Gears Tactics will not have any microtransactions, not even cosmetic ones that don't affect gameplay in any way. He also said that the game is single-player only and that everything is earned in-game, which means you can't buy items with real-world money. "For those asking, Gears Tactics is single player and has no micro transactions. Not even cosmetic ones. Everything is earned in game," Fergusson tweeted.

Gears Tactics will be the first single-player only game in the history of the series. Previous iterations usually had a big focus on co-op and multiplayer but given that Tactics is a completely different genre, it's a bit expected that the focus would be on the main story.

And while these are certainly great news, many Gears fans on Twitter were left wondering if The Coalition have plans to get rid of microtransactions in Gears 5.  "I hope that can rub off on to Gears 5 for the ladder end of the tweet," one Twitter user wrote while others disappointedly pointed out that you either pay $8 for a skin or have to grind "through so much bull****," to get it.

Anyway, Gears Tactics will apparently have a 40-hour campaign, it's set before the original Gears of War title and it's coming on 28 April 2019 for PC and Xbox One (also Game Pass).

Gears 5 is an action adventure by The Coalition and Microsoft

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