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Submitted by RogueSmurf 1045d ago | news

EA adamant that consumers want freemium and free to play

EA All Play senior vice president Nick Earl, speaking to GamesIndustry, said that “the market has spoken very loudly and that’s the model they like.”
“Even though there’s some vocal minority that don’t like it, ultimately the numbers would show that they and others all support the freemium model better.” (EA, PC)

JoGam  +   1045d ago
EA, the consumers just want great games. Rather its free or not doesn't matter. No one is going to play free Sh*t nor buy it for that matter. And we all know free to play includes micro transactions. So please, make the game worthy of our time and money.
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rainslacker  +   1045d ago
I'm sure there are plenty of consumers who like the freemium model. That doesn't mean that adding those features to all games is necessary, or even good. If you want people to spend $60 on your games, then make it a full game, and not riddled with micro-transactions or DLC to get the entire experience. Doing so just means fewer people will buy your games. Maybe not in the immediate future, but consumers tend to be fickle, and it doesn't take long for them to become disillusioned.
2pacalypsenow  +   1045d ago
free 2 play isn't really free you have to pay to play the game to its fullest . Most let you play for a while until your "energy" runs out and then you can buy more or wait a few hours to keep playing, Not very fun
soultecc  +   1045d ago
free to play always costs a lot more in the long run, been there done that aND IT WASNT GOOD

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