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has been pretty quiet on the subject of microtransactions since last summer's monoclegate
and the ensuing Jita protests. EVE Online
creative director Torfi Frans Olafsson
recently spoke up about the trendy new business model, and while he acknowledged that it is popular, he also said that CCP is "very reluctant to do that in EVE
because it's so established. It's like changing the DNA of a living organism after it's born. That didn't work in Blade Runner," he tells PC Gamer
Olafsson also repeats the anti-pay-to-win mantra that comes standard in just about every developer interview these days. He says that CCP will sell cosmetic items in EVE
, including makeovers for your avatar, ship, and starbase. Given the fact that players will be purchasing weapons and gear in DUST 514
(which will interface directly with EVE's
pre-existing economy), we've no doubt it will be interesting to see how CCP maintains that delicate balance.
"I think we have to be very careful in introducing such mechanics into EVE
. And I personally think that we shouldn't be doing it in the near future," Olafsson says, "because it's such a vulnerable little flower in a vulnerable little ecosystem. You make minor changes to an ecosystem and you can introduce hostile things and the whole system breaks down."
Check out the video interview after the cut.
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