During a panel at PAX East, Anthem Executive Producer Mark Darrah provided some clarifying information about how microtransactions will be implemented in the game.
First of all, he explained that loot boxes will not be included at all.
“There’s no loot boxes, so there’s no random [factor].”
He continued to say that there will be some cosmetic items that you can pay for, but those will also be purchasable with currency earned in game. Then he talked about additional story content, which will all be free.
“For storytelling, we don’t want to divide up the audience. We want people to experience the same story at the same time, so none of that is going to be locked behind any kind of paywall.”
Considering that Anthem seems to be focused on providing additional stories on a regular basis, looks like fans will have a lot to enjoy for free as the service continues after launch.
If you want to learn more about Anthem, you can watch the brand new trailer and screenshots revealed yesterday, and a new video showcasing the dialogue system. You should also check out our preview of the EA Play build of the game.
The game will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22nd, 2019. A demo will be released for all platforms on February 1st.