CEO Strauss Zelnick says he does not expect the industry to coordinate its software prices, however
I wouldn't be as sad if he wasn't talking about a crappy annualized sports cash grab filled with micro-transactions made as cheaply as possible to maximize profits. I guess they saw enough apologists on sites like N4G that they didn't feel the need to back down.
People on N4G aren't the ones making this possible. Most people who buy and play these games don't go on sites like N4G. But, they buy these games annually and will continue to do so. And there weren't apologists on the article, but people saying that the people who buy these games don't care, which is correct. People on N4G aren't going to stop anything from happening like this unless they physically go around and slap people's wallets out of their hands or something.
Yup, and look at it this way. The PS4 community is massive here, and I remember vividly people staying they'd never pay to play online on PlayStation and Sony would never do such a thing and we'll look at where we are with things.
Your statement is false. People said this about the original Xbox one released with all it's DRM, paid loaned games etc etc. "The people on this board" and those like us as you put it are the exact one who spread the word and cause Xbone to be in third place almost all gen to the point MS went back to the drawing board and released arguably mid gen refresh trying to be next gen.
They just know they have sports fans by the balls and that they'll pay whatever they charge. Fans of other gaming genres have options and know they can wait for a sale or skip a game all together. When you play those games isn't as important. But Sports have become monopolized. Not to mention that Sports fans need to buy the games as soon as possible because the shelf life of a game is basically a year. You can't wait till the following year to buy Madden when all your friends are buying the current version at launch. Sports games pushing the price hike is actually the least surprising.
T2 can s*** my a***.
all the shills are these you tuberes who get their games for free anyways. Vote with your wallets people. Hit them where it hurts
Not that my opinion is really going to change anything as im just one slice of the big cheese but ill say it anyway. If new games with the standard or GTA or RDR are released, then sure, ill happily put the money forward. If it is a gane that comes out every year, no thank you.
^^^ This...There are some games that can justify the price. I find it absolutely laughable that the sports game devs think they are making something worthy of said price when in reality they should be $30-40 titles at best.
LOL I agree 100%...If anything the sports games should be half price. They are just the same recycled garbage over and over again.
Waiting for a sale, discount or complete edition reflects apocalypse shadow's future purchases of price hiked games I don't see as worth the hike. Hmmm...that's status quo now. Even for VR games priced higher than Steam that were ported to console.
You can't waith for a discount for annual sports game. The next game releases in 11 fucking months and everyone moves to it. Just ignore these games.
I don't buy annual sports games anymore. Stopped doing that a decade ago.They do go on sale though. I used to run a franchise game crazy. Sales happen all the time after release. But thanks for your input.
Apocalypse, My comment was marked as inappropriate but that was not the intent. It was humor, nothing more. When you spoke of yourself in the 3rd person George Costanza immediately came to mind. Cheers.
I was cool with it. I didn't get the joke though. Didn't watch seinfeld. Lol. I tried but it's an acquired taste. Seemed to me that they spent most of their time talking about nothing. We're cool.
I'll be doing the same of course, but unfortunately, many many casuals that don't know the value of money will most likely allow $70 to become the norm. I would actually happily pay $70 for a full complete game, but games are riddled with MTs and shallow DLC these days. It's why I'm still waiting for the GOTY edition for borderlands 3.
Dont buy $70 dollar games. Protest with your money.
Microtransactions were supposedly implemented to keep games from raising prices. Now you want both, because money. Got it.
And they sell a lot more games on digital and funny enough digital cost more usually ... I moved to PC and have bought only 1 game full priced (it was actually not full price since i got 10% diacount but it was Sekiro) ... Many games dont justify the full price; and I am talking in a business perspective; Octopath for example is it a great game? It is an awesome game indeed, but its a simple game; they didnt spend millions and millions ala FFXV (thats a game from same publisher) making it or on publicity ...
Take Two just being.....Take Two
Maybe time to Take a Break.
Sports games are the same shit every year. Waste of money.
I'm so tiered of this arguement? Does 2k20 look the same as 2k21??? No!!! The 1 and 0 are different numbers. Now take my money 💰
Ya because RPGs are awesome.
Take Two, if your next NBA game can score 90%+ on Metacritic with little to no microtransactions, then you have all the rights in the world to say that. If not, you’re just a greedy little b****h.
Strauss Zelnick really does be up his own ass when it comes to these interviews, I'm sorry, but when it comes to shitting out MT's riddled games and remasters of the same old ass games, i would hardly call the content Take-Two puts out as "extraordinary," outside Rockstar, which even for them they have declined in terms of quality and pro consumer choices within their games, i want to know what "extraordinary" games this man is referring to?
Don't buy their games, simple.
And fools will still buy the game making other companies think about doing the price hike too. Other thing about 2k21 is that they really shouldve had kobe on the cover on all versions of the game. Ofc theyll make you pay more for the version that does have him. Smh.
You serious... So Instead of paying him tribute theyre even using his image to make more money; wow...
get screwed take two
Dear Take-Two: Your games are crap, WWE games have been crap for over a decade now. Your team sports games are nothing but casinos in disguise. Get bent. Signed, Chocoburger
True but still leaps and bounds better than NBA live game-play wise....unfortunately you can’t expect a good sports sim from EA these days either.
70 usd to open the door to a live-service game is a bit steep. If everything was included in the offline part, then there would be an argument, but sports games, now, are considered as minimum viable products.
Their garbage casino simulator sports games dont have "quality"
Easy answer is simply not to buy it, but many will anyway telling 2K that they can get away with it and do it more and more. Then other companies see that and do the same. Now all our games are $70. So, seriously, if ever there was a time to boycott a video game.. this is it! And it doesn't even have to be forever.. just a few months, because if no one is buying it the game will get huge sale discounts. So, please, don't buy it!
No they don't as the experience will be the exact same as you Take two will do what you been doing for the last 2 gens, cut and paste, candy coat and repackage then charge more money
I was suprised the price of games didn't go up when we jumped to PS4 and they still charge $59.99. Games are expensive. I think all PS5 games are gonna be $69.99, or at the very least, developers of AAA games will charge that, maybe not everyone.
Not all games are expensive; they added microtrasactions etc so they didn't need to charge more... and again not all games are expensive to make, actually most developers get pay shit and ceo / executives takes most of it... They just want to charge more so executives take more bonuses while the developers get pay same shit... Take the POS from Gearbox called Rady pitchford as an example...
This is 100% correct. CEOs are not looking to simply remain rich, they're looking to continuously get richer as time goes on, as well as improve their stock price. In order to do that they have to continuous increase revenue / profit. The extra money doesn't go to the developers, and most of it doesn't go back into new games, it goes to the useless idiot greedy executives who simply want more more more.
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