The scourge of in-game payments and endless grinding is set to feature big time in the next-gen consoles, with the developer of Xbox One game Ryse explaining how real-money micro-transations will be used to make multiplayer progress easier.
Speaking to Videogamer at Gamescom this week, a Microsoft man explained how Ryse will let you top-up your in-game gold grinding with your proper real money, saying: "Say for instance a gold pack costs 15,000 gold, [and] you've only got 12,500 you can actually buy the difference and only spend a little bit to make it go to a Gold Pack. So we offer some variety there."
That sounds like fun. A great way to complete that £40 game a little bit quicker by giving the maker more money. Why not go the whole hog and outsource the entire playing experience to someone else? Then you'll be free to sit there on Twitter moaning all day. [Videogamer via Kotaku]