An Activision employee’s LinkedIn profile has been updated to include certain information of his work on Bungie’s upcoming Destiny. Said employee, one Ryan Wener, is listed as “Senior Director, Product Management” with Activision and is “leading marketing activities for the hotly-anticipated new gaming universe Destiny.” Beneath that bullet point, however, is listed his work in “monetization modeling.” This has led to some speculation as to whether Bungie’s upcoming sci-fi shooter will feature micro-transactions in its business model.
Nothing has been announced, but given that micro-transactions in games are more and more common these days, it wouldn’t be a surprise. Activision is publishing Destiny, so an in-game monetization platform would be a shock to no one.
Destiny is currently in development at Bungie for Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4; a version for the next Xbox has not been officially announced, but it would be safe to assume that it’s headed there, too. No release date or window has been given for the game at this time.