Good One, Alkimia Interactive, You Totally Had Us
Editor’s note: we are relieved to announce that this was an April Fools prank on the part of THQ Nordic and Alkimia Interactive.
We don’t like to be mean to games that aren’t even out yet, but we have no idea why THQ Nordic and Alkimia Interactive are already proudly announcing that the remake of cult RPG Gothic will feature an in-game store. The game doesn’t even have a release date yet and we already know the G-Store will offer equipment, quality of life items, and full character respecs. It’s clear where the developers’ priorities lie. All transactions will be carried out with G-Coins, which can either be purchased at a fixed rate or earned by watching live streams of the game. At least it’s not solely a matter of microtransactions. Each hour spent watching a live stream will reward registered users with G-Coins. We can’t tell you how many, though.
The G-Store will offer many opportunities to customize your character, we suppose. You can purchase the legendary weapons of Diego, get a stylish new wardrobe, stock up on healing potions, grab a ton of XP-boosters, or hoard creature-type focused damage-enhancers. If you’re having trouble overcoming one foe in particular, then the G-Store’s offerings might come in handy. And, of course, if you really botched your character build you can buy a quick respec. Really, though, the most important thing the G-Store will be offering is pets. That’s right–for the first time, Gothic will feature the most requested type of item ever, exclusively in the G-Store. Pounce on those baby scavengers and young trolls when you get a chance.
If you really want to know more about this new opportunity for microtransactions and pay to win, here are the current prices:
- 2.500 G-Coins for EUR/USD 12.99
- 5.000 G-Coins for EUR/USD 24.99 (+500 Bonus G-Coins)
- 10.000 G-Coins for EUR/USD 59.99 (+1000 Bonus G-Coins)
- 20.000 G-Coins for EUR/USD 99.99 (best value and +2000 Bonus G-Coins)