God of War Director Confirms Microtransactions Will Not Be Featured in the Game

As God of War's release date draws near, the game's director has confirmed that no microtransactions will not be added to the upcoming PS4 exclusive.

March 7, 2018

In-game purchases have certainly been a hot topic for debate within the last year; whether it was in the form of loot boxes or microtransactions, the issue has been subject to more than its fair share of controversy. Thankfully, the director of Sony’s highly-anticipated first-party title God of War has confirmed that microtransactions will not be included in the title.

This news comes from Cory Barlog’s official Twitter account; initially, Barlog tweeted a photo of him by a fireside here he explained that he was in Berlin for some God of War related event. The confirmation came when a fan asked him whether or not gamers would have to use real money to purchase in-game items, to which, he responded with “No freakin way!!!!”


For more information on God of War, check out the recently announced incredible, limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro bundle, a video interview featuring Barlog, where he further elaborates how the Norse legends and myths play a crucial role in the game. A limited edition Loot Crate featuring tons of official God of War goodies, and a new video detailing the game’s art, and level design.

God of War is set to be released on April 20 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

Taylor Lyles

Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.

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