With the highly anticipated release of Far Cry 5 right around the corner, Ubisoft said that the game's microtransactions will be purely cosmetic, albeit you'll be able to purchase packs to speed up your progress.
Far Cry 5 executive producer Dan Hay said that Ubisoft have set up the game to be "generous", a word which you're usually not associating with the aforementioned company. Hay clarified though, saying that nothing in the game is locked and your wandering around Hope County will be rewarded.
As for microtransactions, Far Cry 5's implementation will be cosmetic in nature, meaning that it won't actually affect gameplay by changing stats, giving perks or anything of the sort. There shall be bling, Ubisoft sayeth.
However, Ubisoft added that they will allow players to pay in order to speed up progress through Far Cry 5, although they haven't been as clear on how exactly they plan on doing that.
It's been said that Far Cry 5 will do what Ubisoft's other title, Assasin's Creed Origins has done, which is offer 'Time Saver Packs'. These apparently help you zip through the story faster, but it may be wiser to wait on Ubisoft before we start to speculate.
Interestingly enough, Ubisoft, one of the companies that set off the entire always-ON DRM travesty, decided against it in Far Cry 5's case. Seeing as how the company once promised to ditch it and lied on multiple occasions, forgive us for not being ecstatic.
Far Cry 5 comes out on 27 March 2017 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, we've assembled a list of interesting Far Cry 5 content, such as the story trailer, the chilling live action trailer and here's some gameplay as well.