Player recurring investment made up roughly 51 percent of digital revenue for the first time thanks to a 69 percent jump year-over-year. For those of you wondering if microtransactions are the future, this massive growth is proof positive.
Who else is worried about this growing trend in the industry? Our outcries are just a vocal minority if these figures are any indication. Microtransactions are here to stay, adopting Free to Play revenue models to full priced games. Season passes were bad enough, now you have to pay more money to keep up with everyone else in multiplayer. Who else hates this?
I agree, this is troubling for anyone who calls themselves a gamer. Too many parents letting little Johnny buy as he wishes while gaming.
Everybody is worried except publishers and most game journalists.
That’s sad and disturbing
It is only sad and disturbing if we didn't have much choice. There are thousands of games out there yet some of you can't seem to ignore the fact AAA titles are going to continue to monetize the market. A market that has become pretty much ruthless with spending on marketing going out of control and budgets going out of control. A game like Destiny for example employees hundreds of people per year. Buy games like Hellblade and lower tiered titles. They can be just as fun. PC gaming is a great option to get away from microtransactions because there are tons of great games for under $40.
They don't hear you moldy. They want 200+ million dollar games for $60 flat rate and you better not ask them to spend a penny more.
Jim Sterling did a piece on how a company made $3.5 million with microtransaction pre-orders. That's right, people pre-ordered microtransactions.
I hate this news
And he we go, time to savor traditional game practices while you can. It's going to be a bumpy road for a while.
It’s like I actually know what I’m talking about sometimes....
This is worrying. You know other publishers are salivating when they see this. I think they would have every $60 AAA game become like a mobile game with regard to MTs if they thought they could get away with it, and things like this tell them that they can in fact get away with it. Look for more games to use more of them in the future, and structure the progress around incentivizing their purchase.
Pretty sad news really. This shows games companies they will be rewarded if they put MT in their games.
Ugh, I'm ready for the whole Web to go down. I've still got all my old systems and games I can play with no Internet required. This shit is ridiculous
Oh this isn't good. Companies chase money and if they are making more like that they will continue and others will follow. What dumbasses out there are supporting this?
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