NeatherRealm Studios has revealed that while Mortal Kombat 11 will have microtransactions, it won’t contain loot boxes.
In the latest Kombat Kast, NeatherRealm producer Shaun Himmerick revealed a few more details about the game’s monetization, specifically around microtransactions and the dreaded loot box. While it’s already confirmed that Mortal Kombat 11 won’t include loot boxes, it’ll feature ways to players to purchase cosmetic items.
The game will feature a form of premium currency called Time Crystals and players can use these Crystals to purchase skins, intros, easy fatalities, and gear. Himmerick confirms that there is “nothing pay-to-win”, and that the developer learned from Injustice 2 which included paid-for stat-boosting gear that impacted gameplay.
Players can increase the stats of purchased gear, however, this is done through stat augments from playing the game, not through purchases.
Himmerick also confirmed that players will occasionally receive free Time Crystals allowing them to see some of the things they can purchase from the shop if they spent real money on the game.
Mortal Kombat 11 launches on April 23 for PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.