Submitted by laymensgamer 984d ago | article

The Future: Microtransactions in Console Gaming?

What do I think about all this? I have a pretty solid line of thought that states "a fool and his money will part quickly." It's not often that I make in-game purchases but, more often than not, when I do, it's for game add-ons. I don't often get stuck purchasing in-game currency or "power ups" but I know a lot of people do. In an industry where money talks and bullshit walks, it's obvious that gaming will go down this path, should it prove profitable. (Casual games, Culture, Dev, EA, Eurogamer, Industry, Next-Gen, Tech)

Blackdeath_663  +   984d ago
there already is micro-transactions in console gaming...
laymensgamer  +   984d ago
This is something I addressed in the article.
Blackdeath_663  +   984d ago
yeah my bad, soz. my web browser won't let me see the link properly keeps giving me warnings i wonder if other people are experiencing this problem too or if its just me (on firefox btw).
anyway back on topic, microtransactions might not be all bad since it makes free to play games possible. can't wait to try out Dust514 really intrigued to see how two different game an MMO and FPS merge together in real time on the same server never seen anything like it before. i think F2P is an area the ps4 can thrive in considering the collection of massive F2P game SOE has like planetside2 and Dc universe online should sony choose to implement them in their next console if at all possible.
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parkerpeters  +   984d ago
Micro transactions aren't the future of gaming- they are the death of gaming.

Or at least a major contributor.
Chrono  +   984d ago
I don't think this is a good idea, micro-transactions only suit free games or games that are really cheap (less than $10).
laymensgamer  +   984d ago
It's a free-to-play business model and it works. Using it in a console market is the nature of the debate.
Revolver_X_  +   984d ago
Im interested in the way Dead Space 3 implements it. In DS3 microT's are so the less skilled more casual gamer can take a small shortcut, but not become OP like Dust. You cant buy a gun that 1 hit kills everything, only parts, but you need the resources to make them, i.e. be so far in the campaign, as to not ruin the experience. Also, hardcore gamers can grind out the game and find in-game currency that can buy the exact same things microT's buy. No one really gets the advantage, casuals just can now enjoy the game a little more, without having to dumb the games difficulty down.
No FanS Land  +   984d ago
F THAT. Plain and Simple.
contradictory  +   984d ago
who the hell came up with this?

Blastoise  +   984d ago
I hate Microtransactions
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onyoursistersback  +   984d ago
link saids Malware ahead!!!
laymensgamer  +   984d ago
That's actually something we're aware of and fixing. One of our advertisers are known for malware problems so we're taking care of it.
landog  +   984d ago
consoles always end up doing what pc has been doing for years while they sat stagnant

so i totally see free to play with microtransactions making their way on to consoles next gen

some games abuse it, others are really cool

blacklight retrobution, planetside 2, tribes asend and many others are all great games that you can play for 40 hours and never spend a dime, personally though, when a dev makes something that good, i feel obligated to drop $10 on their game and get some kool items, but many friends of mine that play blacklight retrobution with me have logged over 40 hours and never spent a cent, which is fine

console gamers will enjoy many free to play games i believe, you just gotta watch out for the scam artist companies and the crappy pay to win games
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