As games become more expensive, relying on a monthly subscription might become a more enticing offer.
"$70 Games Will Push Me Deeper Into Subscription Dependency" Fixed
"$70 Games May Push Us Deeper Into Subscription Dependency" Fixed
I like mine better. No one speaks for me but me.
"$70 Games Will make us wait a few more months after release too purchase them on sale" Kinda fixed??
$70 Games will make me spend $70 on games I want on release day... Fixed?
"$70 will make people more selective of games they get at launch." My two cents
Most accurate answer. I figure outside of digital games on consoles, many retailers will knock off 5 or 10 dollars to entice customers to their stores over others anyway
Basically the right edit.
Not really... Ever heard of "waiting for prices to drop?" If no one buys the games, what choice will they have?
So true. Sony will make so much more monsy in gaming than MS for the entire generation. Sony will sell way more consoles and games, jsut like last gen. MS has everything riding on gamePass, but still only a minority use it and I believe it will stay that way. We'll see what the future brings....
Or you can wait for games to go on sale.
Yep, always done that since ps3 era. $30 and under for me mostly $20 for complete edition. The wait is long but saves money.
And there is always plenty of games we didnt play that help the wait.
True, I got a backlog of games to play to wait for the games go down on ps5.
I have the subscriptions and wait for the sales.
That is what I do too. I played Streets of Rage 4 on Game Pass the day it was released, and in the future I will buy it for cheap.
I'm really happy Game Pass is expanding. I already have to wait a long time to pick up games. Unless it's a franchise or a game that I know i will absolutely love and sink time into, I usually wait, rent (redbox if they have it), or buy used from Gamestop and return it in 7 days lol. The last few years, even seeing a $40 dollar price tag is still an obstacle, especially since I know its not the only game I will want to buy. I can't keep spending around $70 dollars on a single game, I just don't have the money lol.
I don't care for game pass, I will gladly buy the games I want to play
free to play is the future, no Subscription needed unless your on xbox of course why do you think phil made a half billion, free to play game rocket league / fortnite / fall guys are the envy of the industry
Is Rocket Legue free to play yet? and last I checked Fall Guys is $20
I wonder if the PC games will stay the same price next gen?
That's been the goal for years.
Nah, these game companies will probably end up losing money in the long run if they keep pushing either of these options.
I've seen what xbox games look and play like. I'll pay the $70 thanks.
At the end of the day if it’s boring and shoddy even “free” is too expensive.
Your time is the currency in that situation and I dont want to spend my time on garbage.
Nahhhh it won’t push me, I’m already buying sub services and pay 65+ for games I want. Sooo there’s always that.
If the standard price of games go up, naturally subscription costs will go up as well. Right now Microsoft is taking a loss on GP. How long they will continue to do that is the question.
As long as they have to go kill physical /second hand market, so gamepass is pretty much only option, then jack up the fee
I don't buy games at launch. I stay a year or do behind releases with the backlog this way by the time I get to buy the games they are $20-30 if not less At $70 I will wait even longer my price point is $15-30. Good thing with huge backlogs you are never out of games to play
Not I!! As long as I have a steady income I will continue to buy full price physical copies of AAA games that I consider are a must play asap. Other games that I want to play but not in a rush to play I'll wait until a few dollars are knocked off the retail price. I have no interest in Gamepass or PS Now.
I mean the willingness to pay a Sony tax on this site...
I pay $80 for a game brand new and I have only used Xbox Game Pass and PSNow a couple of times when they were on sale or free after that I don't use subscription.
Honestly, I will just keep doing gamefly. $70 for a game is too much. $60 for a game is too much for me.
The last thing anyone needs is MORE subscription services. How many do we subscribe to already each month? About 4-5? Netflix, Spotify, PS+, Shudder, Hulu etc etc that really adds up, subscription services need to stop.
No it won't, unless you enjoy being a sucker. Just wait for sales.
Just a quick reminder of the state of things. https://imgur.com/JBqrFoa It's also important to point out the popularity of game pass is due to its extremely cheap buy in. But I doubt most people would feel good paying the full $15 a month for some mediocrity with the occasional big title every 6 months to a year.
It's an interesting situation. Publishers putting their games onto streaming servies like gamepass make them significantly less money than if all of the people playing it were to have paid full price for the games, which lead them to want to charge more for the games that they do sell to try to offset the loss. But now that these services exist, they're too good of a deal for most subscribers not to continue subscribing to them. It's even worse with gamepass because MS is willing to take a massive hit in profit to try to entice people to support it. It's kind of like an opposite Catch 22, where the situation keeps making itself worse in an endless cycle of shit, at least until they start charging significantly more for subscriptions.
Gamepass only for me. There's so many games on there I will never pay £60+ for 1 game ever. 4 games could cost you £240 when you can have Gamepass with 100s of games for £15 a month. That includes brand new releases to. Plus you get to play games you'd never ever buy but you could really find out you like. Plus I can play those games on my phone through the cloud for no extra cost it's a bargain. I also do all my online searches with Bing so I get reward points & usually get gamepass ultimate for free for 3 months at a time. If you like games Gamepass is incredible value & will only get better.
I for one can agree. Yea, sure what's $10 more, right? But this is more me making a statement with my wallet. This is the industry testing what they can get away with. When it's been $70 for a while and they want to go $80, people can simply say, "Eh, it's just $10 more." My plan is to actually wait for massive price drops to buy physical and to buy Gamepass and play a lot of new titles at launch for $15 a month while I wait for the physical prices to drop immensely just to add to my collection. Let this be a lesson to the industry.
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