Microtransactions in gaming are always controversial. In an interview with Eurogamer, Blizzard gave us an idea of whether they might include microtransactions in Overwatch — something fans have wanted to know for some time.
"We haven't locked in exactly whether there'll be additional monetisation after launch or not," said Jeff Kaplan, game director. "Some of that is because we want to watch the launch itself and see how successful that is, and see what sort of player base we end up with and see how engaged they are."
Despite the game’s popularity, Blizzard has been surprisingly generous (other than, you know, charging for the game). After announcing that additional heroes and maps would be released after launch, they reiterated that the DLC would be free to players.
Overwatch is out in 2016 and will be available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.