Developer Respawn Entertainment has announced that it will release an upcoming free update to the Xbox One version of its sci-fi shooter Titanfall which will add an in-game currency system to purchase items, but it won't involve players paying for those items with real money.

In fact, Respawn made sure that was clear when they announced the concept of the new "Black Market" feature in Titanfall today, saying:

With the introduction of an in-game currency, some may worry that the next step is that we will let players spend real-world money to get an edge in the game. We have stated several times that Titanfall will not have micro-transactions. Fear not, for we plan to keep that promise - NO MICROTRANSACTIONS! The only way to get Credits is by playing the game!

The Black Market opens up when players reach level 11 in Titanfall. They will then be able to purchase items like Titan insignias and Burn Card packs. The currency itself is called Credits and are earned by a number of player actions, such as winning matches, completing daily challenges and selling Burn Card packs. When a player reaches level 50 in Titanfall, a percentage of the XP that is earned will be converted into Credits.

The Black Market and Credits will be added to Titanfall on July 31, the same day that it will release its Frontier's Edge DLC pack for $9.99, which adds three new maps to the game. What do you think of the in-game currency design for Titanfall?

Source: Respawn Entertainment