Microtransactions are coming to Destiny later today, and now we know how much the new in-game currency will cost, courtesy of the PlayStation Store.
Destiny developer Bungie announced last week that it will add microtransactions to the game today, in the form of emotes that players can purchase from Tess Everis, a returning vendor in the Tower. Emotes will cost Silver, a new in-game currency that will be sold for real money on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store.
Players will pay $4.99 for 500 Silver. They'll get discounts if they buy more — a bundle of 1,000 Silver will go for $9.99 and will come with an extra 100 Silver, while a package of 2,000 Silver will cost $19.99 and will come with a bonus of 300 Silver. The add-ons are live on the PlayStation Store right now, as you can see in the screenshot below.
We still don't know how much Bungie and publisher Activision will charge for individual emotes. Bungie said last week that it will provide players with a drop of free Silver today, so they can buy an emote or two at no cost. The three emotes that are exclusive to the Collector's Edition of The Taken King cost a total of $19.99.
Update: Now that today's update for Destiny is live, the price of those add-on emotes has also been revealed. Blue "rare" emotes cost 200 Silver, while purple "legendary" emotes cost 500 Silver. Of the 18 emotes currently available, only two are classified as legendary: Slow Clap and Enthusiastic Dance (aka "The Carlton"). Bungie has comped players 400 Silver, essentially giving players two new emotes for free (or nudging players toward the highly coveted new dance emote).