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Submitted by Romudeth 171d ago | opinion piece

Digital Exclusive Content and Cheaper Prices Will Push an All-Digital Future Forward

Whether you want to accept it or not, this industry is moving more and more towards and all digital future. This isn’t to say that physical media will ever go away, but there will come a time when most games are released digitally. With that being said, there are many who are opposed to this.

People like their physical games and they’ll need some persuading to buy a title digitally. Game companies know this and some are already starting to make the necessary moves to sway people over to buying games digitally instead of retail. In other words: we’re already seeing this happening. (inFamous: Second Son, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

stavrami-mk2  +   171d ago
its the only way it will move forward without im out

also i dont think the extra content is enough to sway me anyway ,its all about the cash
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CrossingEden  +   171d ago
Yup, I WAS gonna buy a physical copy of Infamous Second Son, but since you get the limited edition at a reduced digital price I'm getting that. More for less.
quinten488  +   171d ago
Have never paid more than $20 for a digital games and never will.
Mikelarry  +   171d ago
i couldn't care less for the digital exclusive content (shudders at the word "EXCLUSIVE CONTENT")the main gripe i have with digital is and will always be the cost over physical copies, solve that and i will be on board with digital
JohnnyTower  +   171d ago
Digital wont take off until they have deals on digital content. Xbox, ps, and ninty all have the same price on digital as physical copies. Which makes no sense at a when you factor in manufacturing costs. Plus having new games top out at 15gb or so and then adding 12gb patch really eats up space. 500gb just won't cut anymore.
Steam is a perfect example of digital media done right. They have cheap games and lots of them. Even if the games are $2.00, since there is an unlimited supply, steam makes up in sheer volume. Unfortunately I won't be going digital on console any time soon. Fortunately though, I have Steam to rely on in the meantime.
zombie78rock  +   171d ago
anything u get from the internet is (digital) streaming, downloads, and yes steam.. also ID theft is included with this so beware.... I'll stick with disks Blu-ray!!!!!
Dmd  +   171d ago
The reduced price of digital games alone won't do, consoles need to improve upon the hdd standard size as well. When the ps4/xbone with a 1tb hdd becomes the standard model, I think I'll have a incentive to go full digital.
AaronMK  +   171d ago
Tell that to Microsoft. The backlash when they tried to herd people into an all "digital" model was pretty harsh and swift.
Romudeth  +   171d ago
Microsoft came on too strong with their approach. Giving people the option to buy digital is better than forcing them to.

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