The time of the microtransactions has been the topic of last year and even up to this date, it still is. Now, the studio behind Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Monolith Productions, is going to halt microtransactions starting on May 8. While War Chests and boosts, and anything related to in-game purchases, will end on July 17.
According to Warner Bros. Games Community Admin, MonolithMark in a post:
“Simply being aware that they are available for purchase reduces the immersion in the world and takes away from the challenge of building your personal army and your fortresses. In order to fully restore the core promise of the Nemesis System, we’ll be permanently removing Gold, War Chests and the Market from Shadow of War. This means the option to purchase Gold with real-world money and the ability to gain Orc Followers from War Chests will be removed. There will be a specific amount of time given for players to utilize their unused Gold. If players have unused Gold by the end of the time allotted to spend it, any remaining Gold will be converted to in-game items.”
Apparently, Monolith admits that microtransactions have horribly affected the overall aspect of what the Nemesis system is known for. Shadow of War has been released since September 2017, and it took until this time for the studio to realize that adding microtransactions to gate the real ending of the game was generally a bad move. Additionally, players who still have Golds when it becomes unavailable will be converted to in-game items in which they didn’t close what these items are going to be.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is already available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Read our full review here.