Way More Universal Microtransactions are Coming to the PS3

Upcoming shooter Dust 514 won't just be the first PS3 game to link to an MMO on the PC. It'll also be the first to support a framework for the purchase of microtransactions on the PlayStation Network using a virtual currency.

Asked by Develop whether developers CCP would be using their own form of in-game currency on the PlayStation 3, Hilmar Pétursson says "Yes and [Sony hasn't] done anything like this before. We're having many meetings with them to ensure they have solid policies on virtual currency. Given the amount of back and forth there, we can definitely see us breaking new ground."

The things that are being nutted out in meetings include revenue splitting and what happens when the PS3 goes quietly into the night.

If/when it all comes together, though, there'll be a means on the PlayStation 3 of publishers offering microtransactions using their own forms of currency. Meaning you'll see a lot more free-to-play games coming along.

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