Arkane Studios is running on a bit of a hot streak. It’s last few games, the Dishonored series and the reboot of Prey, launched to both critical and commercial success. It’s safe to say, then, that fans will be excited for any news over upcoming projects from the developer.
The latest news surrounding Arkane Studios stems from a recent job posting on publisher ZeniMax’s website. It appears that Arkane Studios is looking to hire a “Monetization Designer” to “collaborate with the designers, production and programming teams to manage the monetization features” for upcoming games. We can infer, from this information, that Arkane Studios is at least strongly considering the prospect of including microtransactions in its future releases.
This news will undoubtedly upset a number of fans of Arkane’s previous games. After all, microtransactions are the surest way to build up criticism from a player base, especially one accustomed to a lack of said microtransactions in high quality games like the Dishonored series.
Of course, this news doesn’t necessarily mean that Arkane Studios is finished creating high-quality single-player, story-driven experiences. And it’s possible that Arkane has multiple projects in mind that may or may not include microtransactions.
As with most things, we’ll just have to wait and see what Arkane Studios has in store for us. In the meantime, what are all your thoughts on microtransactions potentially coming to future Arkane titles?