And they promised to do it without them: FPS Squard gets paid expansion pack
No one seems to be able to resist the temptation of additional monetization-even games that promised not to. The other day the first-person shooter Squard received a paid add-on, much to the surprise of its longtime players. It started small: Along with one pack of free emotes come two packs of paid ones.
"Emotes are animations which you can use to express yourself, interact with each other, celebrate in-game situations, or brighten up down time. We hope they will enhance the social and cinematic aspects of your Squad experience," says the announcement.
The developers tell us that the first batch of emotes is the beginning of a new form of support for the game, but for some players crossing the threshold through microtransactions was a real betrayal.
Developers attributed the change in plans to the fact that the game needs additional sources of revenue to stay afloat:
"We understand that paid content in gaming can be controversial and that previous leadership at Offworld had stated that paid DLC would never be added to Squad. Given this we wanted to inform you of this change prior to the release of v4.2 early" .
Source: PC Gamer