After revealing the release date of Wolfenstein Youngblood on the occasion of PAX East 2019, the authors of MachineGames and Bethesda updated the pages of the official website of the project to confirm that the title will include a shop for optional microtransactions.
From the section with the FAQs regarding the new chapter of this iconic shooter series that will see the twin daughters of BJ Blazkowicz as protagonists, we learn in fact that the intention of the Swedish developers is to use microtransactions to provide exclusively aesthetic customizations.
There will be no room, therefore, for the infamous Loot Boxes that ended up at the center of the video game debate for their pervasiveness and for the increasingly unscrupulous attitude taken by the majors in the sector to implement them in their titles.
The absence of the Loot Boxes, therefore, should place the project of Youngblood (and its authors) away from any instrumentalisation or controversy, provided that we do not abuse microtransactions to limit the number and variety of aesthetic objects obtainable in the natural progression of the gaming experience.
Regardless of the microtransactions, Wolfenstein Youngblood will be available starting July 26 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as a stand-alone expansion to The New Colossus (pre-order or available for purchase at the recommended retail price of $29.99 dollars).