But there will be some failures along the way
I am so sick of hearing about new streaming services. They need to give it a rest.
Free money. I mean, ea has offered less and less content on their releases... but if you give them $10 a month, they promise to eventually not offer less content per game and might even get creative. 🤔😂
It will lead to a future where gamers have to fork out over £100 a month in gaming services. No doubt EA and co will try to make games they publish exclusive to their subscription. Unfortunately its dark times ahead for gaming. Edit. And by failures they mean they're gonna try every possible option to nickle and dime customers along the way.
And I'll repeat what I've said before.... Sony tried to save us from this future.
How on earth did Sony "try to save us from this future"? They've got streaming/subscription services of their own...
Lol stop being biased, holy geeze.
So don't support services you are apposed of .
Tell that to the general consumer which this is aimed at.
I will never pay for a sub , it's just pretty obvious not to support this shit. Don't worry, all those casual gamers are probably going to jump on the stradia bandwagon anyway.
Let me translate this for you: Expect lots more SocJus, Trannies and anti-white propaganda (ie netflix) because sales no longer matter.
Ugh I wish I could dispute you but I honestly can’t.
Or it will lead to more derivative cash grabs. What incentive is there to push gaming forward? Fans no longer vote with their wallets, and just merely trying a game counts as a positive. Seems like this path, and please excuse the slippery slope, will only lead to the death of consoles, innovation, and imagination.
But just because the sub options exist doesn't mean customers will go for it. Like the premise that just because these more niche games are in the service we'll invariably play them. Economically, if the barrier to us trying these games has been the cost then yes, the sub might change what we play. But for those of us that like polished AAA games, as long as we can afford it we'll keep buying them. Our limit isn't money, it's time, and just because there's a subscription service available that won't change that.
What about when every publisher has their own subscription with their own exclusives. You gonna buy every sub? We got it lucky now, buy a playstation and you can pretty much play the majority of releases. Imagine having to sub to 10 different services just to get access to the library you have access to now. Then you'll probably need to upgrade to the premium services to play half the game. Theres gonna be some shady attempts at screwing people over these coming years, Also if every publisher has their own service what incentive is there to regulate the cost? Or game quality? People will be drawn to a hand full of services based on their favourite games. Imagine bethesda being able to launch f76 quality of games into their own ecosystem, update them how and when they want charge what they want etc. Its going to fundamentally fuck up the industry and from one gamer to another, please don't support this future.
@milo, I'd say as long as gamers are willing to pay for games outright, and the publishers continue to make money, that avenue will continue to exist. If you don't find a subscription based service that works for you, don't subscribe. As long as there's enough of us with the same mind, we won't get screwed.
Nobody cares what EA thinks
Sadly, because of their position in the industry, you have to.
No it won't. It will lead to more shallow cut and paste experiences just like the ones we got now from companies like EA and Ubisoft etc. It's a shame really. Because online gaming has the potential to be so much more, including streaming; but, it won't happen. They will continue to sell minimal viable products at full cost. They must think we are suckers....wait, maybe we are.
Ea thought starwars battlefront 2 would be a good idea ea released battlefield hardline and battlefield 5 ea is ea
Yeah, right. So EA is thinking, gaming subscription would somehow made Mass Effect: Andromeda or Anthem better? EA Access, you know, their "video gaming subscription", was released at august 11, 2014. How many "creative games" they released since then? It's all same FIFA, Madden, UFC, Battlefield/Battlefront, NHL and Sims. You can count "A Way Out" or "Unravel", but, imo, EA was just a publisher.
Nope, it will lead to a step back in gaming. It will lead to ownership of games being completely taken away and it will lead to being dependant on a good internet connections all the time. Not a future I want to be a part of. The sooner EA goes under, the better.
Not if I need 15 different services to play the games I want. It will lead to fewer games, fewer variation and less revenue for those companies
This from the company you have to protest to make a SP title, and even then cancel said title at the soonest opportunity?
Wait so the billions of dollars they already make with Fifa and Madden is not enough to already do this?
There are plenty of creative weird games out there for cheap. Problem is (if you think it's a problem), subscription or not, only a small # of people care to play them. The Fortnite trend where masses of people play the same game all the time is what worries me. Its kinda a self inflicted monopoly that starves out other games in a big way.
But ea access sucks lol.
Just another way for EA to screw up and piss people off and nickel and dime the customer to death.
Hopefully the quality bar will state high unless it turns into a race to the bottom to justify subscription fees by adding quantity not quality.
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