The remake of the classic action horror game was released two weeks ago and has been met with critical acclaim. However, Capcom has now added microtransactions to the game, allowing players to purchase exclusive upgrade tickets for £2.49.
The introduction of microtransactions has been met with some criticism from fans, who are also concerned about a rare but critical progress bug in the game. Capcom has also faced backlash from Resident Evil 4 Remake voice actor, Lily Gao, who has closed her Instagram account to comments after receiving thousands of messages from players criticising her performance as Ada Wong.
Despite the criticism, Resident Evil 4 Remake has sold over 3m copies in its first two weeks, showing that the game is off to a solid start. The microtransactions are designed to give players access to a weapon’s exclusive upgrade at any time, regardless of the weapon’s level.
While microtransactions are often seen as a controversial addition to video games, it appears that Capcom’s decision to add them to Resident Evil 4 Remake has not had a significant impact on the game’s success. The game is still selling well and the microtransactions are optional, meaning that players can choose to purchase them or not.
Overall, Resident Evil 4 Remake is proving to be a successful game, despite the criticism of the microtransactions and the progress bug. The game is off to a solid start and is sure to be a hit with fans of the original game.