The fall of microtransactions?

WB Games announced the removal of microtransactions from Monolith’s successful Shadow of War during the next big update on May 8th. Players will no longer be able to purchase in-game gold with real life money, either, and the move coincides with the Desolation of Mordor DLC (due out in May, too).

The real question is: Are microtransactions on the decline? After EA’s bungled Battlefront II loot boxes and the heat Shadow of War received for its microtransactions, will more publishers try to save face by eliminating these altogether?

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