Clearly choosing to wilfully ignore the controversy surrounding the introduction of micro-transactions to Payday 2, Tripwire Interactive has gone ahead and done just that with Steam Early Access title Killing Floor 2. Despite no mention of micro-transactions for customers who've bought the co-op shooter up until now, the next update will bring cosmetic items, payable with real cash through an in-game store called the Trading Floor.
Long-time fans are fuming, and it’s Very Positive rating on Steam is being hit by a torrent of negative reviews. The micro-transactions are just for weapon skins and cosmetic accessories, at least at the moment, and can be found inside crates or USB sticks in-game. Once you've picked either of these items up, you can purchase an encryption key which will unlock a randomised cosmetic item. [More]