Wild Hearts can have free post-launch content material and no microtransactions, it’s claimed

EA and Koei Tecmo‘s monster looking recreation Wild Hearts can have no microtransactions and free post-launch content material, it’s been claimed.

The sport’s government producer Lewis Harvey was collaborating in a Reddit AMA session when he was requested what gamers may count on when it comes to in-game monetisation.

“All post-launch contents will likely be free, together with new Kemono and extra,” he replied, including: “We don’t have any plans to characteristic microtransactions.”

Kemono are the sport’s massive monsters, which gamers hunt both alone or with as much as two different gamers in co-op.

Wild Hearts – gameplay trailer

Elsewhere within the AMA, Harvey additionally acknowledged that gamers wishing to play the sport solo can accomplish that utterly offline, and that there’s a post-campaign endgame with extra highly effective Kemono which will likely be expanded with the free content material updates.

He additionally confirmed that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X variations would provide a default Efficiency mode at 1080p and 60fps, in addition to an non-obligatory High quality mode providing “as much as 4K and 30fps”.

Not all of Harvey’s solutions had been constructive, nonetheless. In addition to confirming that there’s no female-specific armour within the recreation at launch, he additionally famous that the sport received’t be supported on Steam Deck, although he added: “Hopefully we will get to this sooner or later.”

Wild Hearts is ready for launch on February 17 for PS5, Xbox Sequence X/S and PC through Origin, Steam and Epic Video games Retailer.

The sport is ready in a fantasy feudal Japan, the place gamers battle towards Kemono with the assistance of Karakuri, subtle mechanisms crafted from a misplaced, historical know-how.

Digital Arts CEO Andrew Wilson mentioned again in November that he has excessive hopes for Wild Hearts.

“The monster hunter style is a comparatively new style,” he mentioned throughout an earnings name. “It exploded. It’s ripe for innovation and creativity and enlargement, and what we see the workforce doing is all the issues the group is asking for within the style.

“And the response to date has been actually, actually sturdy. And so, I don’t wish to get out over my skis on this one, however I might inform you, I noticed it and I feel it’s unimaginable, the group noticed it and so they assume it’s unimaginable.”