In a refreshing change from the microtransaction-riddled hellscape that is modern gaming, DOOM Eternal creative director Hugo Martin has said that the upcoming game won’t have microtransactions or any sort of in-game store.

As DualShockers reports, Martin confirmed the lack of microtransactions in a Facebook comment. Martin also says that “nothing [you] can unlock in Eternal with XP has anything to do with player abilities or content that would impact your game in anyway [sic].”

“The only thing [you] can unlock with XP is COSMETICS. These cosmetics have no impact on how [you] play, they just look cool.”

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Martin also stated that “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. Unlocking skins with XP is a part of the experience if you care about that stuff or [you] can completely ignore it and it will have no impact on your experience AT ALL and it’s all free.”

There you have it – DOOM Eternal is giving you what you pay for and not paywalling Doomguy’s ability to wear whatever he wants.

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If you’re excited for DOOM Eternal, then consider giving our preview from our time with the game at EGX a read. We wrote that “DOOM Eternal is one of the best things [we’ve] ever touched. And [we’ve] barely even scratched it. Doot.”

DOOM Eternal is out on March 20th, 2020, on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Google Stadia. A Nintendo Switch version of the game is due out sometime in the future.

Coincidentally, March 20th is also the day that Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches on the Nintendo Switch. Maybe someone at Bethesda knew that, deep down, they couldn’t compete with Tom Nook’s island paradise.

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