Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) chief Shuhei Yoshida has taken to Twitter to defend the inclusion of microtransations in upcoming PlayStation 3-exclusive racer, Gran Turismo 6.
This week, it was revealed that the Polyphony Digital title would allow gamers to part with their hard-earned cash in order to purchase vehicles in-game. One example, the Jaguar XJ13, sees players forking out up to $150 of real-life money to acquire the vehicle.
The inclusion of microtransactions has been met with some harsh criticism from players, but Yoshida-san was quick to point out a few things in response to angry fans on the social networking site
@Km2000gt read the posts, the game is just offering an alternative path to busy people. Read reviews when they come out.— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) December 4, 2013
@ThyDarkAngel microtransaction per se is not a bad thing, how the game is designed around it could become a problem— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) December 4, 2013
Gran Turismo 6 is scheduled for release worldwide on December 6. Stay tuned to PSU.com for our full review soon.