So, just how will Blizzard make sweet, sweet money off of Diablo IV? Expansions, surely. A cash shop, apparently. And that cash shop will feature cosmetic options, according to lead designer Joe Shely.
Speaking on the floor of BlizzCon 2019, Shely confirmed during a Twitch interview that there will be microtransactions that involve cosmetics in addition to the base game purchase and expansions. Shely does state that the game store is “very early” but goes on to explain that it also grants “an opportunity to have more options available than you would otherwise.” What this game shop will not offer, according to Shely in a panel at the event, is any items that offer players a power advantage – which aligns with comments made during the devs during BlizzCon.
We’ve embedded the video below that is set to play from the moment of the microtransactions question.