Activision has announced that Black Ops 4 microtransaction revenue earned higher than COD: WWII.
So what did we learn from this lesson boys and girls? No matter what some of you think of MT’s they are profitable and here to stay. People keep buying them DESPITE the vocal few.
Unfortunately. But I think that mostly 12 year olds using their parents' credit cards are to blame for this. Also, the day will come when Activision will charge for each bullet in a gun. They aren't far off with that $1 red dot....
Dude, it’s not just 12 year olds. It’s literally every age that does it. You would think that grown ups are better with money but they aren’t. Several co workers buy these things because it’s only a few bucks they say. I think they are here to stay too unfortunately. In fact, it’s almost irresponsible NOT to include them at this point since so many people buy into MTs. It’s crazy!
And they will happily pay it after being conditioned for years by Activision.
Ubi is already doing just that Ina single player game called far cry new dawn and far cry 5 allowed you to use digital currency to add rockets to the chopper you were flying. The digital currency was brought from real cash
Just like free to play games, only a small percentage of people actually buy these goddam things but that's all you need to make a shit load of money. It's not just a vocal few who dislike them. Publishers have just made a calculation that most people won't dislike micro-transactions enough not to buy their games, especially if they can normalize them.
Sad but true. I'm fine with MTX as long as they don't affect gameplay, which can't be said for BO4.
They always affect gameplay, even if it's just lowering the drop rates and upping the grind to earn stuff in-game, they do that to make those MTs JUST that much more tempting.
I've contributed $0 dollars to that MT total and I'm proud to say so. They know who they are targeting and I think thats the real issue.
This will only embolden them to push MTs further; we're in for a shitstorm of them following the release of Modern Warfare.
Unfortunately this has become the norm of things. They keep making it more grindy in order for people to spend more money.
Yep, and even if the majority don’t spend they just need to reel in the Whales to be good. Make it such a grind fest that it makes buying the better option It’s even more troubling when pay to win aspects are added (yep Blackouts 4 added those).
No issues with micro transactions, i think they are good for the average consumer and ultimately bring down the price of entry for gamers like myself who dont buy them. My bigger concern is that people buy them for shit games like blops4 where we dont even get a campaign.
Isn’t that where they’re mostly at though? If it’s not a F2P game then typically the major MT players are titles from EA and Activision, Battlefield And Call of Duty. EA titles drop in price not because they’re profitable in MT but because they just plain suck, but with Acti that’s a different when it comes to cod. I mean BO4 is still hard to come by sub $20 vs EA games you can find those a month or two after launch. I usually have no issue with MT in a completely F2P game cause I mean they gotta earn money back, but in full priced titles, tacking on top of it a season pass and then MT, yeah no A game’s price being driven down IMO is never because of MT
Where is your proof that they bring down the price of entry? They are just an additional revenue stream for a franchise that sells a minimum of 20m-25m copies per entry with budgets smaller than the average Marvel movie. With or without micro-transactions, these games are extremely profitable.
Goodbye COD hello Blackout.
Who keeps buying these after everyone knows how scummy Activision is?
The COD sheep that religiously buy the game every year but complain about how terrible it is then viciously attacking people making criticisms before the next COD game is released only to then buy the game and complain about MTs and how it's worse than the previous years.
lol very true.
This is how you encourage them to gouge you more in the future. Good job gamers.
I don't get it... why ppl buy into this s*it?
Obviously people want them and are happy to pay. Don't know what all the whiney bitches are complaining about.
Black ops 4 was designed to meet Activisions insane revenue goals which is why they pushed so hard on them in this title compared to previous entries. Destiny 2 was not meeting those goals and that's part of why they got removed from Activision. Treyarch ultimately are the ones who implemented the content in BO4, because the only thing that matters to Acti is that they reach the revenue goals. Treyarch's implementation of content is cheap and lazy because most of it is lazy reskins and they create artificial value by throwing them inside an RNG system. That's also why they threw new guns in the boxes, because they know the whales need to have them and will spend any amount to have everything. The average person would never do it but Treyarch has built BO4 around whale money. Even worse is how many younger groups of friends and clans spread this peer pressure trick to get people who would never buy anything to buy things to fit in. Like a group of friends all has this one style of skin, new person comes in and they pressure him to also get that one skin to continue being friends. Just evil things like that which they do to control the interaction they want.
60 or more + micro-transactions = Please, fuck off
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