In a controversial move Bungie has decided to add microtransactions to Destiny. The Eververse Trading Company as it's called, will allow players to purchase cosmetic items with "Silver" that they exchange real cash for. Despite the communities (very legitimate) concerns, Bungie insists the store will never hold anything that alters gameplay or gives a player a leg up.

To acquire these items, you’ll first need to pick up some “Silver,” a new in-game currency that will be available for purchase through the store associated with your console. Images and descriptions for each available emote, along with pricing information for Silver will be made available Tuesday, October 13th, alongside the launch of the in-game storefront right here on as soon as the content is live.

If you’re not interested in what Tess has to offer, you won’t ever be forced to pluck an item off of her shelf. You’ll still receive updates to the game, and you won’t lose a Crucible encounter or fail to clear a Raid because you didn’t have the right Eververse Trading Company emote equipped.

Microtransactions are a slippery slope for players and developers. If the cosmetic items aren't selling it can be tempting to put in an exclusive weapon or armor to try and drum up sales. For players with a "complete it all" mind set, the store simply adds more items that they must have for them to feel they've truly "beat" the game. 

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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016

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