24/09/2020

Vermintide 2 is getting a new in-game storefront. Surprisingly, it looks like it might not suck. At least not at first.

  • Vermintide 2 is essentially Warhammer meets Left 4 Dead.
  • The Fatshark title is getting an in-game store.
  • Surprisingly, this one doesnt look like a naked attempt to exploit you for profit.

Adding in-game stores to a title that has already launched almost never goes over well. So when Fatshark announced it would be opening one in Vermintide 2, gamers immediately feared it would be a naked cash grab.
Weirdly, though, it looks like this one might not suck. At least not at first.
The Case for the Vermintide 2 Store
If Fatshark needs a store to keep this awesome game alive, I say go for it. Just try to keep it on the fair side, guys. | Source: YouTube
Vermintide 2 is a gamers paradise. Think Warhammer meets Left 4 Dead. Sadly, its flown under the radar since its release in Feb. 2018.
According to Steam Charts, it averages around 2,500 active players. Those players are insanely dedicated, but theyre few in number. (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive averages roughly 500,000 players.).
Vermintide 2 players are insanely dedicated. There just arent very many of them. | Source: Steam Charts
Fatshark wants to reward Vermintide 2s dedicated fanbase with new content, but they cant do that off the back of three pieces of year-old DLC.
Launching a store is a sensible way of generating funds to keep new content coming.
And it looks theyre going about it the right way.
Most products can be bought using in-game currency. Only a few premium items exist, and both types are exclusively cosmetic.
The Fatshark Store Is Still on Shaky Ground
Will Fatshark resist the temptation that launching an in-game item store presents? | Source: Fatshark/Steam
Im still a little bit worried. The Vermintide 2 store doesnt sound like its going to suck, but having premium items at all means that Fatshark must endure the constant temptation to take it a step further.
It would be so simple to just sell one premium item that gives in-game bonuses and can only be purchased with real money. But we all know theyd never be able to stop at one. All it takes is poor sales on a new DLC package to change the equation for a developer.
Lets hope that Fatshark sticks to its guns. We dont need another fun game ruined by an exploitative storefront. Where else are we going to satisfy our righteous Sigmarite fury?
This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.