Today, Destiny players will be able to spend real money on a new fake currency in the form of Silver, which can be spent on one (or more) of the 18 new emotes in-game. These include familiar motions such as the cutthroat and ‘The Carlton’ from The Fresh Prince of Bel-air.
At the time of writing, the game has not been updated yet with the new content, but Tess Everis and her “Eververse Trading Company” will be returning with a store full of emotes that you can download. Pricing has not been announced, but we’re wondering, how much are you willing to spend on cosmetic animations in a serious sci-fi shooter?
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If these emotes prove successful, will Activision and Bungie consider adding more, or will they move onto the next phase, and start adding premium priced weapon skins and armour sets? Time will tell, but Destiny has a large player base, and that means more wallets to extract money from. The Taken King upgrade has already cost Year One fans quite a lot of money in the long run, while new players have been greeted with a more welcoming entry charge into Destiny’s universe. Will the year one fans welcome these microtransactions?