Following yesterday’s Hogwarts Legacy State of Play, fans expressed concerns that the upcoming title may include microtransactions. What sparked concerns was a section on crafting that showed timers on crafting stations of sorts. indicating that players may have to wait unnecessarily to craft items or pay to speed up the process. Quashing concerns, Avalanche said that Hogwarts Legacy won’t include microtransactions.
Avalanche responds to concerns about Hogwarts Legacy microtransactions
Community Manager Chandler Wood said:
We’ve seen this question coming up and want to set the record straight.
There are no microtransactions in Hogwarts Legacy.
— Chandler Wood (@FinchStrife) March 17, 2022
Despite this reassurance, some fans continued to express concerns about the timer. While some argued in favor of the mechanic because they believe it’s immersive, others argued that it’s unnecessary. Nevertheless, the timer has nothing to do with microtransactions so you can at least rest assured that you won’t have to pay to fast track the process.
Hogwarts Legacy will launch this holiday for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. We’ll update our readers when a release date is announced.
Opinion: Concerns about Hogwarts Legacy microtransactions aren’t unfounded
Zarmena writes… I’m usually in the camp of “give developers a big fat break” but I’d be lying if I said there haven’t been instances of studios promising no microtransactions, only to patch them in later after launch and not in a good way. Granted these decisions come from higher ups in publishing houses rather than developers but the end result is the same: atrocious microtransactions preventing players from having fun. That the aforementioned timer is seen as an opportunity to implement microtransactions is pretty telling.