Ubisoft’s Reply to For Honor’s Micro-transaction Controversy

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If you haven’t heard already, for a For Honor player to unlock every item in the game, he either has to pay over $750 or play for about 2.5 years to unlock them all one by one. This is something which seemed to trigger a lot of players and upset them, as this kind of makes for “extortion” by Ubisoft according to some gamers.

For Honor game director Damien Kieken replied to the controversy with this:

We never had an intention for you to unlock everything in the game. In World of Warcraft, you would never try to unlock everything for all the characters of the whole game. Same for any MOBA, you’re not trying to unlock all the content for all the characters in the game.

He added:

What we forecasted was that most players would play one, or one to three characters, and that’s what we’re seeing in the game: most players focus on one character, one hero, and others go up to three. The design is based around that. The cosmetic items are really for us the end-game content: the things we want you to unlock after playing for several weeks

For Honor is a hack and slash, weapon fighting simulator available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.