God of War Director Announces There Are No Microtransactions Amidst Fan Concern

Some God of War fans have been worried about microtransactions due to a screenshot showing an in-game currency circulating, but that won’t be the case. A fan got a response from director Cory Barlog, who said that there is “no freakin’ way” that there will be microtransactions in the game. Fan speculation was that players could use real money to buy outfits.

Here’s the official statement concerning God of War microtransactions from Barlog’s Twitter:

If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out our preview of the latest God of War iteration from E3 2017:

God of War is back, and it has brought with it some fresh ideas. Not only in gameplay, with a helper character, truly defensive options, and the removal of blatant button prompts. But also in the world from which this game’s mythology is drawn from. Kratos continues to struggle despite a lengthy period of self-imposed isolation. Meanwhile, his son appears to be just as willing and able to conquer his fears and vanquish enemies as Kratos. Yet there remain so many unanswered questions: what is in that satchel Kratos is seen handing to Atreus? What happened to Kratos while he was away from the world? Who was Atreus’ mother? Or that woman talking to him? By leaving these things unanswered, Sony Santa Monica has left us all talking amongst ourselves, awaiting with a near fever-pitch level of anticipation, for what looks to be another solid entry in this venerable series.

It is still too early to call this game, but what we’ve seen is as promising as any of the other strong God of War games.

God of War is slated to release on April 20, 2018 exclusively for PlayStation 4.