No Hidden Fees
Escape From Tarkov has surged in popularity over the past few months thanks to well-known Twitch streamers and YouTube stars. This hardcore survival game has been available since 2016 but has finally got the attention it deserves in the new decade. However, despite being around for four years, Escape From Tarkov has not officially been released. While there is no clear timeline for when this title will officially launch, it can be guaranteed that there will be no microtransactions when it does.
The head of the development team has publicly stated that there will be no in-game purchases necessary when Escape For Tarkov does decide to take the next step forward. Something that should be a huge relief to a lot of players. Modern games are plagued with hidden fees and pay to win mechanics more than ever. But it feels as though the FPS genre has been effected the worse by this unpopular business practice.
As this relative unknown or niche game has gained traction, it would have been very easy for the developers to give in to their greed and add microtransactions in order to make a little more money. So standing up and not letting down their fanbase is something that is notable and should be commended.
If you are interested in Escape From Tarkov you can pre-order the game on its website for around $50 (USD). This game is not for the casual gamer as it offers a dizzying amount of detail. It has to be one of the most challenging games out there too. Your character is fragile and easy to kill. Add in no respawns and it can be a very frustrating experience for those who are expecting it.