Capcom called out for Exoprimal monetisation

Capcom called out for Exoprimal monetisation
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Written by 

Joseph Kime


17th Jul 2023 17:20

Exoprimal has finally touched down, and though many fans have been confused by its appearance and frustrated that it isn't just another Dino Crisis game, those who are actually getting involved are actually loving it.

Though there's only really one way to play Exoprimal, it remains pretty entertaining to shoot hordes of dinos with your pals, and that's something that's hard to dispute. But the most controversial part of the game certainly isn't.

Fans are frustrated with Exoprimal's microtransactions

If there's one thing that sadly sticks out about Exoprimal, it's how linear and advertised its microtransactions are. One of the first things you'll see after booting up the game is ads for in-game cosmetics. It's not an ideal look for a full-price game that has just reached the market.

Fans have taken to Twitter to express just how frustrating it is to have paid full price for a AAA title, just to be met with advertisements for more opportunities to buy. One grumbled, "Exoprimal is so good and it's monetization is so bad." This was echoed by a slew of others.

Another added, "Tried Exoprimal, extreme in-game monetization for a £50 game and that's just it's standard edition, £55 for the deluxe which has locked player suits and kits & season 1 battle pass." A third concluded, "Shameful isn't a strong enough word. $60 always online game with multiple DLC packs ranging from $10 to $40, and one of them doesn’t even seem to actually be DLC."

Is Exoprimal making a difference with its microtransactions?

Fans are in a peculiar spot with the microtransactions of Exoprimal, as though many are frustrated by them accompanying a full-price game, others suggest it's fine, simply because it isn't as bad as other AAA games on the market.

Even though many are engaging with the game on Xbox Game Pass, this doesn't excuse the fact that it's pushing so hard for players to pay more and more after getting involved.

It's one hell of a debate, and one that's likely to rage for some time in the game's community. You can blast dinos in Exoprimal, but it comes at a secret price. You'd better hope Capcom has stuck a secret Dino Crisis sequel in there somewhere for that price tag. 

Joseph Kime
About the author
Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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