Blizzard is experimenting with adding microtransactions to Diablo III with patch 2.2, however it doesn’t plan to experiment with it in the US or Europe, the company has announced.
The patch introduces a new currency called Platinum, timed experience boosts, cosmetic items and a new UI to support such additions.
“While the above features will not apply to this region, players will still benefit from some of the quality of life perks tied to these additions, such as a streamlined UI for selecting cosmetic benefits like pets and Collector’s Edition wings,” said community manager Brandy ‘Nevalistis’ Camel.
“We recognize that many players have expressed an interest in microtransactions being added to Diablo III. While we may explore this model in some regions, we have no immediate plans to implement such purchases or the aforementioned features anytime soon for the Americas region.”
A similar post was made to the European forums, stating that microtransactions will not be available there either.