Shuhei Yoshida has responded to a controversy regarding the microtransaction DLC element of the Playstation 3 exclusive video game, “Gran Turismo 6.” According to a report from Dual Shockers on Dec. 4, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment World Wide Studios suggested that the feature is just a way for “busy people” to alternatively earn in-game credits.
Eurogamer reported that Sony Computer Entertainment is offering four types of microtransaction DLC. In Europe, players can pay $4.99 in real-life money to get 500,000 in-game credits. They could also purchase 1 million credits for $9.99, 2.5 million credits for $19.99 and 7 million credits for $49.99.
Shuhei Yoshida reassured concerned players that they should wait for the reviews before passing judgment. You can check out some screenshots from “Gran Turismo 6” in the slideshow to the left of this article and his response below:
The game is just offering an alternative path to busy people. Read reviews when they come out.
The president went on to defend the use of microtransaction in video games. He stated that the DLC type is not a bad thing as long as the title is designed properly. You can find his comment below:
Microtransaction per se is not a bad thing, how the game is designed around it could be a problem.
“Gran Turismo 6” was developed by Polyphony Digital, which is a part of Sony Computer Entertainment World Wide Studios. The racing simulation title is now available exclusively for the Playstation 3 although a port to the PS4 next-generation system has been heavily hinted in the past.