You did read that title right, the game that was released in 2010 for Europe and 2011 for North America now has microtransactions thanks to a recent update by developer Topware Interactive.
If you haven’t heard of Two Worlds II, it is a role-playing game taking place in a fantasy universe with magic, a crafting system and character skills and abilities. The game had gone through a short period of having no content released, so having microtransactions suddenly appear out of nowhere was certainly a shock to the games community.
Along with this, console commands had been removed despite them being a very popular part of the game for many players. They have since been enabled again after significant complaints from veteran players of the game.
This all stemmed from a reddit thread by thepostaldud3 in which he complained about the microtransactions being added to the game, and he has since been in contact with a developer regarding some of the issues as well as being in contact with prominent Game Critic Jim Sterling who has since released a video on the matter.
This comes in advance of the game receiving a season pass, and four planned pieces of DLC coming within the year. This controversy does raises questions on how appropriate it is to retroactively introduce microtransactions into a game, especially one that was released so long ago. All the attention this issue has garnered is certainly not positive, however, and it remains to be seen whether Topware Interactive will changes its decision to add microtransactions to a 7 year-old game.