With in-game microtransactions becoming increasingly popular, a lot of gamers are wondering if Blizzard will adopt the same system for the future DLCs of its upcoming "Overwatch" game.
In turns out, however, that the developers themselves are still not sure what to do with these content updates, according to Cinemablend.
Buzz about the gamae's possible paid content emerged after it was confirmed that the PC version of "Overwatch" will be sold for $40. The game's Xbox One and PlayStation 4 counterparts, on the other hand, will be priced at $60.
This came as a surprise for gamers waiting for "Overwatch" because they assumed the first-person shooter will be released as a free-to-play title. This led many of them to speculate that after the launch of the game, Blizzard might release new maps, characters and other content as paid DLCs.
When asked about this issue, Jeff Kaplan, the director of the game, admitted that Blizzard has not yet finalized its decision how it will handle the release of the character DLCs.
"That's very upsetting to me, because dodging to me would be, 'We have a definitive answer and a definitive plan and we just don't want to tell you what it is yet,' and that's absolutely not the case," he told PC Gamer during an interview.
"We're not sure if and when and how we're going to add new heroes to the game at all," he added.
Despite failing to provide a definitive answer regarding the issue, Kaplan clarified that Blizzard does not intend to sell the future content updates for the "Overwatch." He also noted that it will not feature the same system as 2015 game "Heroes of the Storm," which was debuted as a free-to-play title but offered paid characters, cosmetic effects and other content.
"I think there was a misconception that went around early on - and I'm not sure how this came about - that you would get 21 heroes when the game launched, but there would be a 'hero store' with other heroes for sale at launch also, and that just couldn't be further from the truth," Kaplan said.
"There was also a misconception that we would be selling maps, and we've never had any intention of selling maps," he continued.
Hopefully, Kaplan's statements will be enough to settle the gamers' growing concerns regarding how Blizzard will handle the upcoming updates for "Overwatch."
The game does not have an official release date yet but Blizzard is targeting to launch it sometime during the first or second quarter of 2016. It will be available for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.