You know, after the whole putting MTX in Crash Team Racing even when the game didn't launch with them, I wouldn't be surprised if they added it of some sort post-launch.
It's good it's confirmed that the game won't have MTX but...I don't trust Activision at all. The "in-app purchases" label is so broad and meaningless in general.
You don't know the game industry lol. While saying "there is no MTX" is technically true, that doesn't mean they won't patch them in a later date: it doesn't necessarily mean there WILL be no MTX.
Yeah I'm not going to take Toys for Bob's (Activision-controlled) word for it. It's Activision. They put microtransactions in reissues of old games, started the trend of infesting games with lootboxes, and they do the equivalent of having Mario Kart 8 DLC for Mario Kart Deluxe.