Yesterday, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was released to the public. It didn't take long at all to notice that the game also included a handy "Shop" button right on the main menu of the game.

Opening it revealed microtransactions that allow players to spend real money in order to buy in-game items such as Praxis Kits (used to gain new abilities) and the in-game currency. Frankly, it's pretty damn disgusting to see this. There is no reason why there should have been any microtransactions included in the game.

Yes, the argument will undoubtedly be made, "but you don't have to purchase them!" That is completely beside the point. They should have never been included in the game in the first place. It's a cheap and disgusting way to nickle and dime consumers.

The icing on the cake here is the fact that people discovered the pre-order bonuses can only be redeemed once. If you want to use those bonuses on another save and you already redeemed them, well you're out of luck. Maybe you should just purchase some of these microtransactions instead?

It's quite unfortunate that these were even included in what is otherwise an extremely enjoyable game. However, the simple fact that they are indeed there, for no good reason at that, will certainly sit in the back of my mind for a while.