DOOM Eternal was delayed for a couple of months but we are finally less than a month away from ripping and tearing through the demon hordes of hell again. And according to the game’s creative director, Hugo Martin, there will be no microtransactions whatsoever.
In a comment made on Facebook, Martin confirmed that when you buy the game for $60, you get a full experience, with all cosmetics having no effect on the game whatsoever, and everything needing to be earned. Effectively, you need to play the game in order to earn anything:
Eternal is a $60 game, not a free-to-play game or a mobile game – we are giving you a complete experience with no store just like you’d expect. So if you want to have a fancy-looking weapon, you’ve got to earn it. Unlocking skins with XP is a part of the experience if you care about that stuff, or you can completely ignore it.
DOOM Eternal will have single-player DLC and add-ons, but we don’t know exactly what that will be about yet. It would also seem that publisher Bethesda is learning from their greedy mistakes. For now, let’s just be happy to get what seems to be a complete game.