The developers behind Ubisoft's free-to-play PC release The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot are pulling the reigns back on a number of microtransaction upgrades previously introduced to the game, on the basis that "the game has become Pay to Win," according to a recent blog post from the studio.
In response, developer Ubisoft Montreal will roll back on its major premium currency changes in an upcoming maintenance patch.
"We're here today to let you know that we've heard your concerns and are acting on them immediately. We realize that letting players purchase machinery upgrades went too far in what we think feels fair to monetize. We are hereby rolling back the major premium currency mechanic changes, which will arrive in game in an upcoming maintenance."
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is an action fantasy game set in a medieval fantasy world called Opulencia where players prepare a hero for battle and loot other people's castles while also trying to defend their own.
Users venture into the castles created by others in search of loot and gold while attempting to protect their own treasure from neighbors. Players can fill their castles with monsters like cyclopses and fire-breathing dragons to help them guard their loot and, using the gold they've found, players can customize their armor and buy more items to defend their castles.