Square Enix has made the decision to re-release Chocobo GP, a Final Fantasy spin-off game and Nintendo Switch exclusive, but with one major change – the removal of microtransactions. The previous release of the game had received criticism for its use of microtransactions, which allowed players to spend real money on in-game items and upgrades. The new release is a full-priced, premium game, meaning players will need to pay up front to access all gameplay features. Despite the higher price tag, fans of the game are celebrating the removal of microtransactions and the opportunity to enjoy the game without extra costs. The move also reflects a larger trend in the gaming industry, where companies are facing increased scrutiny for their use of microtransactions and are responding by offering premium experiences without extra costs. Chocobo GP is now available for purchase on the Nintendo Switch store.
Today: December 4, 2023