A Metal Gear Survive character will cost you $10 if you don’t want to delete your first one.
Keeping your existing character essentially means creating another save file for your new one. And IGN has confirmed that each new save slot costs 1,000 Survival coins. You can buy 1,150 coins for $9.99.
Metal Gear Survive‘s micro-transactions were confirmed last month, but not all details of what you could purchase with them — save files for example — were explained. Though it’s seems a bit rich to call $10 ‘micro’ when the game itself already costs $39.99 USD.
These days, micro-transactions are all too common in video games. Most are relatively harmless (comparatively speaking), but occasionally a publisher releases a micro-transaction that just makes you want to throw your hands up in disgust. Konami did just that in Metal Gear Survive.
Gamers have taken to Reddit and Twitter to express their outrage at Konami for this kind of behaviour.
Konami is charging $10 for extra save slots in Metal Gear Survive. pic.twitter.com/HPslDYyZYG
— Gaming Humor & News (@VGFGamers) February 25, 2018
Gamers: EA is the scum of gaming companies and lootboxes are a blight on videogames. It can’t get worse than this.
Konami: Hold my beer- pic.twitter.com/kB5AwQx61s
— MajinDroid★ (Wakanda Forever) (@doge_king) February 24, 2018
Konami charging money for SAVE SLOTS is absolutely scummy and impossible to defend. I will forever judge anyone who does. Fucking incredible.
— Matteo? (@ElderFMC) February 23, 2018
We’ve discussed in game transactions in the past on the Game Club podcast and it’s clear that each gamer has an acceptable level their willing to put up with. After EA’s Star Wars Battlefront controversy and the often forgotten Oblivion ‘Horse Armour’scandal, it doesn’t look like in-game purchases are going away any time soon.
What do you think?
Metal Gear Survive released this week for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.