Once Human devs do their best Nexon impression, as microtransaction purchases aren’t account-wide

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Following a release day fiasco that saw Once Human receive a wave of complaints regarding its character creation, developer Starry Studio immediately acted to remedy the situation. Hours of being bombarded with criticism forced the dev team to release multiple-character creation early to appease its unsettled fan base. However, they initially intended to launch this feature in August “because the experience wasn’t up to snuff.” Now, players are discovering why it wasn’t part of the game at launch.

According to Reddit user MedicoreMike‘s latest discovery, microtransaction purchases in Once Human are limited to the character you purchase it for. Yes, this means if you buy the game’s $23.99 battle pass on one character, you won’t be able to access it on another. The same goes for any other cosmetic or subscription you purchase. Naturally, this hasn’t gone down well with the community because, much like Nexon’s The First Descendant, people don’t like spending money just to access the same thing repeatedly.

It is worth noting, though, that since its multi-character creation feature wasn’t intended for release this early, this may be one of the issues that Starry Studio was trying to avoid. Based on a Discord announcement from one of the game’s admins, they had intended to perfect it by August 1, “but that plan backfired.” This could mean the dev team is still in the process of working out a few kinks, and a future Once Human update may eventually allow account-wide access for all microtransaction purchases.

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Of course, this is still mere speculation since Starry Studio has yet to confirm their patch plans for the short term. But with Once Human already facing concerns over data privacy and spyware with NetEase Games’ Loading Bay launcher, the survival shooter is already facing an uphill climb to get back into the community’s good graces.

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Once Human

  • Release Date: 9th July 2024
  • Platform(s): Android, iOS, PC
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Shooter, Simulation