MMO ARK: Survival Evolved developers have added microtransactions to their project. The fact is that even before the official release of the game in August 2017, users who made a preliminary order received access to six unique skins for some dinosaurs. And now these same “skins” have become available for purchase on the Playstation Store and the Xbox Marketplace, thus ceasing to be exclusive.
This fact has caused a very negative reaction in the community. The situation was aggravated by the fact that back in 2015, when the project was at the early access stage, the developers stated that there would be no monetization in the game. According to Jeremy Stiglitz, in ARK: Survival Evolved there should not have been any paid content, except for separate additions with new big worlds, and in the game itself all cosmetic items can be obtained only for participating in various events or as awards.
Anyway, in-game purchases still appeared in ARK: Survival Evolved, and “unique” skins can now be bought from 50 to 80 rubles per piece, depending on the platform.