Activision has mentioned that in-game microtransactions generate the publisher over $4 billion a year.
Damn! No brakes on that train son!
Yeah I didn’t care for a while and was even part of the problem. It’s gotten well out of hand though and has become a serious hindrance to gaming, and I certainly won’t be spending any more on micro transactions.
This news won't stop shills like Andrea Renee screaming, "They need micro-transactions to feed the developers' families, guys!!!" That was in regards to FIFA, a game that easily sells 20m+ yearly
Bet you anything that these billions of revenue are never given to the families.
Wow, and I contribute exactly.......$0 to that figure.
This is why we can't have nice things
Oh, that's because those executives took it all! SMH
*sigh* and idiots will keep buying....
Don’t be mad we can spend money on games we want to.
You are spending REAL money on FAKE money in a video game that you paid $60 for. At that point, you might as well brag about donating money to billion dollar corporations.
The problem is, the more money people spend on microtransactions, the fewer full game experiences we'll get.
We're not mad. We just think people who spend alot of money on them are stupid.
And you sir are part of the problem lol.
You know, sometimes I sit and wonder who falls for all this micro-transaction nonsense, but thanks to you, I can wonder no more. #moremoneythansense. Just let this sink in, they generate $4 billion extra, from games you have ALREADY paid for. It's not acceptable, especially when they are omitting content from their games.
Yeah let me tell you how to spend your money......
Xbox gamers most likely.
This sends the wrong message to Activision Blizzard
its time to fight back, #canceldiabloimmortal
Time to fight back with any micro transactions
“Activision Nets Over $4 Billion a Year in Microtransactions” Disgusting.
We live in the world of pride and greed. I really hate it.
It's starting to feel like two completely different industries. Who the hell are these idtiots?
The majority of gamers and soon they will break game industry.
Been saying for awhile a crash will happen. This furthers my prediction
Can't these trends just stay in the mobile business instead
I actually think this has the potential to damage our industry. Let's say, for example, that Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo prohibit microtransactions on console. Well, developers will see how much mobile developers are making in revenue and probably want a piece of that pie. They may incorporate them into the PC versions of their games and then PC gamers might be more inclined to move toward console gaming to avoid MTs... but developers can't make that extra revenue on console because of the prohibition and PC has reduced engagement at this point, so the only natural inclination will be to move toward mobile gaming. Maybe not exclusively, but you will see greater focus there. Keep in mind that CEOs are fired by executive boards if profit margins fall below expectations. Activision is pretty awful, but there is a reason Bobby Kotick has been CEO longer than some of the members on this site have been alive. Anyway, it will hurt their position if they don't react, so they may emphasize mobile to protect their own job by securing larger profits. We care a lot about the product, but the CEO has a lot of sway when it comes to company direction, and you can bet that they will do whatever they need to in order to keep themselves in a high paying job. I think that allowing microtransactions may be necessary at this point. We don't have to buy them, though this will be difficult if developers essentially mandate them. They won't though because I want to believe that is where consumers will draw the line. Companies like Activision would sooner increase the cost of games than make MTs mandatory. They've done it before with Modern Warfare 2. They probably don't need it that badly though since Activision is known to recycle assets wherever practical.
yet i see gamers defend this nonsense saying it doesn't affect me because i don't spend money. If you think it doesn't affect you at this very moment just wait. These companies are only testing the waters to see how far they can really push before gamers will push back. Every quarter these companies make more and more from MT than actually selling games
I get that they want to make money but can't we have a compromise, all this money couldn't they give us at least 2 games a year that aren't filled with this nonsense, every game each company makes now is filled with this stupid stuff you would think they would stop charging for maps and dlc seeing as they now have lootboxes and microtransactions but nope they charge for every thing and will tell you they can't sustain
This is actually pretty funny for me. I'm coming to the realization that I have not given Activision a dime since PS1.
Same! Never bought a Destiny, call of duty, modern crash bandicoot game, or any of the other shit they sell. However, they are publishing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, this has me torn.
Buy it pre own, you money wont go to activision
Yeah, good point actually. Solves that problem heh. Thanks
I really can't recall the last time I brought an Activision game day one. It's not a matter of being against their MT policies, because I still buy the occasional EA game, it's just that they haven't made anything that interests me. The stuff they focus on most nowadays is not my cup of tea, and while I'm sure they have some games in there that I might like playing, none of them end up on my radar.
The last EA game I bought was Dead Space 3.
Mine was Mass Effect: Andromeda. but I brought it well after it released for $20. I wasn't disappointed in it as much as the criticism implied I should be. But wasn't nearly as good as other Mass Effect games. I did notice they probably backed out of a MT scheme for the game though. It had the set up to enable it, just nothing came from it....likely because they felt the game flopped too hard.
We just got first wave of impact for those that are non affected. Diablo immortal and fallout 76. Everyone wants a proper single player sequel. Corporate says nope!
Bethesda besides fallout 76 pushes single player strongly still. Last year we got evil within 2, and Wolfenstein 2. We are getting rage next year. Their only big multiplayer games are eso and fallout 76. While sure eso has every microtransaction scheme imaginable there still making a proper elder scrolls game
You said it yourself, last year. We will still get single player games in the future, but with altered gameplay towards micro transactions.
And yet they still won't provide dedicated servers. Pure greed and lack of respect for their userbase.
Why fix somerthing when people pay alot if it's broken. Perhaps people are less likely to invest in the game if play is more balanced and fair.
I see why BO4 SP campaign had to be removed now, it would’ve cost them & they would’ve missed that $4B mark.
Thats per year... And thats from MTs only. Actual game cost not included if im not wrong. So that 4B is from all that DLC even if there was SP. All their games collectively got 4B in MTs. I have withdrawn myself frim MTs since 2016 and will not get into that ever again.
Proof, once again, that the gaming consumers are idiots.
Nah, I disagree. Activision just understands consumer psychology. They capitalize on the impulsive "I need better weapons to help my KDR early on in this game" crowd. Before long, people feel outmatched and they're getting in on the microtransactions to compete. Then as more people play and are more competent, waves of players are buying into it. And it doesn't seem like much-- few bucks here and there. It adds up, and it shows. $4B in revenue for digital supplementary content is pretty serious. I don't think consumers are stupid here. They know their business model.
They get suckered in by the business model. I.e., gaming consumers are idiots (many of them anyway).
Boom....this iterally sums it all up.
I don't think people are idiots just because they feel like they need to invest a bit more to enjoy the games they paid for. This is one reason I would partly argue against optional MTs in multiplayer games versus optional MTs in single player games. In multiplayer, a game can become so imbalanced that players feel the need to invest in MTs to enjoy their initial investment. You're quite cynical. It makes sense to attack the behavior, but how childish is it to believe people are stupid just because they have a bad habit?
So your the type
Pathetic. So many weak willed out there that want to be the best... By buying their way to something that doesn't even help.
For fucks sake
This is why Diablo Immortal is a thing.
And thats why microtransactions will never ever go away.. getting your hard earned money just for a game will never be enough, they want triple the amount on top in microtransactions.
$ea$on pa$$e$ have more than doubled in ten years. Even the Modern Warfare Remastered DLC (which they sold seperately in a dick move) costs more today than what I paid a decade ago. Same damn maps!
Activison to all n4g members : "see...people want microtransaction...kehkehkehke hkeh ..."
The real reason for the mobile Diablo and future games announcement.
So much cash for a i.p that isn't even that good
Well damn.. Guess MT aren't leaving anytime soon
Oh, no. Just the opposite. More good games will go away, or get corrupted. I think the situation will soon become dire. We need to see a fresh approach to game financing and development. Huge public corporations are now pursuing growth in a more lucrative market. They won't care much about us.
The absence of microtransactions is the reason games from PS2, Xbox and gamecube days had more hours of gameplay. They put everything in the games and didn't milk us.
The normies simply don't know or care that they're getting screwed to line the pockets of publishers, so they're happy to keep being nickel and dimed. Tell your more casual gamer friends about the direction things have been moving in, explain to them why it's a bad idea to support this, because as long as they have the normies, this isn't going away.
Lol at the millennial losers crying over how people spend their own money.
Lmao and thats before diablo immortal
People... Quit it
This is why diablo immortal was created. Greed.
And it’s still not enough for them. Activision are a cancer of the games industry!
Wow that is a goddamn travesty.
Sad. No wonder we don't get full game experiences anymore when they can release games like Diablo Immortal wich will be riddled with MT's and ads and generate billions for the companies.
Publishers cant function without microtransaction in these times MY ASS!
I don't mind it like Overwatch, but MT can get ridiculous. TBH. I haven't even been aware that Act was using MT. I thought the game sales made them okay without. I don't play Destiny, or CoD so I don't know. If it's Blizzard as a whole. Then that definitely makes sense. But what games do they have that could make that much outside CoD and Blizzard games?