After a notice on the Microsoft Store indicated Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time would feature “in-app purchases,” discussion began about whether that meant Crash 4 would include microtransactions at launch. According to developer Toys for Bob, there won’t be, and it seems the culprit behind the “in-app purchase” moniker may be the free cosmetic skins that will be available as a preorder bonus.Toys for Bob has confirmed Crash 4 will have “no microtransactions” in a new statement, saying:
“We’re seeing confusion about #MTX in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and want to be [gem emoji] clear. There are NO MICROTRANSACTIONS in the game. As a bonus, the Totally Tubular skins are included in all digital versions of the game.”
The “in-app purchases” moniker led many to assume there would be DLC, either cosmetic or gameplay-wise, that Activision could charge players for from day 1. According to the developers, however, there are no microtransactions at this time.