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Fuse will not feature online pass or microtransactions

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Insomniac Games' upcoming team-based shooter Fuse will not feature an online pass or microtransactions, the studio revealed in an FAQ offered on the game's website.

This is uncommon in large-scale releases recent titles such as Tomb Raider, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Dead Space 3 have all featured microtransactions. The developer urged players not to pirate the title or purchase it second-hand on this basis. Writing on the website, an Insomniac representative stated:

"You should still buy it new to support us because there are no microtransactions to make up for it, though."

According to the studio, a public demo for Fuse will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 close to the game's May 28 release date.

In Fuse, players step into the role of one of four covert agents: Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob Kimble and Naya Deveraux. Each character has a unique set of skills and Xenotech weapons. Fuse was delayed in January in order to deliver a "big payout for players." The game, originally titled OverStrike, was initially expected to be released in March 2013.