UPDATE: Randy Pitchford has clarified his comments to frame them in the context of there being no pay-to-win microtransactions in Borderlands 3. There will be cosmetics that can be bought in-game. Please take a look at his tweet in reply to Game Informer:
Come on guys - shitty clickbait headline. Literally seconds before I said that, I made it very clear we’re going to do more cosmetic stuff like we did in Borderlands 2. You know I was talking about premium currency and loot boxes kind of stuff NOT being in our game.— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) May 1, 2019
If you were concerned that the upcoming Borderlands 3 might feature some of the more frustrating elements of gaming we're faced with these days, like micro transactions and other similar mechanics, here's a bit of good news: Borderlands 3 isn't going to have them.
"We're not going to be doing any of that free-to-play junk, there's not going to be any microtransactions, there's not going to be any of that nonsense," said Gearbox's Randy Pitchford while onstage during today's big Borderlands 3 gameplay reveal.
"If you've played a Borderlands game before, we expect you to feel right at home. We made sure to design Borderlands 3 as such that this is the perfect entry point for any gamer who's going to experience Borderlands for the first time when Borderlands 3 launches later this year on September 13," continued Pitchford.
The Borderlands 3 event was a dazzling affair for everyone who can't wait to get their paws on the upcoming game. Shacknews was on the scene to check out the colorful affair, with plenty of neon lights to go around sandlots of character art splattered all over the venue. In fact, you can have a look at it all up-close and personal for yourself thanks to our intrepid reporter Greg Burke.
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Article has been updated to include a tweet from Randy Pitchford clarifying his statement during the live stream.