It's a sad state of affairs that the Dead Space remake not having any microtransactions even needs addressing.
What i find hilarious is i called this years ago, and people here argued with me that it would never get that bad. I friggin hate modern AAA gaming, it's absolutely ridiculous and everyone is too desensitized and complacent to realize just how ridiculous it is.
100% agree. When Destiny 1 first brought in it's "silver" currency I called that if people buy it more and more content would appear in the store and the community/my friends rubbished me as being too negative or a hater. Just take a look at Destiny 2 in it's current state vs the early days of D1. It's a train wreck and people who bought/defended it are to blame.
I don't hate modern AAA games. But then again, I mainly purchase Sony single player PlayStation exclusives so what would I know about your online multiplayer Microtransaction struggles
This is nothing new, it’s just life. It’s how everything works. Desensitise it enough until people accept it then abuse it for monetary gain. This was just a blatant scam from the beginning and we all should be embarrassed that more of us didn’t see this one!
Yep feel the same way about DLC too. When it first started defenders and shills would say that it would never get bad. After many years of quiet undetectable incremental steps, look how ingrained its become now in game development. I remember there was a Mona Lisa image that showed a 'then and now' shot of DLC progression over the years. I shudder to think what it looks like today.
I honestly don't think it's that bad in the vast majority of games. Are there gear and cosmetics you can buy? Sure. So what? You don't have to buy them and if you don't it's not like you're missing out. Who cares if there are options for people to buy things that don't affect gameplay or matter?
Yeah but the problem is stuff like this used to be free and a lot of them were unlocked after you beat the game or finish challenges. It's pretty crazy that cheat codes don't really exist anymore because the execs would rather sell you health and bullets and make games take longer to level up so they can sell you xp boosters.
People never do with things like this. They are though
TheGreatGazoo30 It's this same thinking that has gotten us into this much trouble, because too many gamers felt like it doesn't affect me so why should I care? and now Micro transactions are in single-player games. Stuff like unlimited health unlimited ammo etc used to be cheat codes but now a lot of that has been turned into stuff that you can buy instead of unlocking or using cheat codes Darkborn PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 was the beginning of no cheat codes and now we are to a point where very few games offer them
I really don't see the issue of having cheat codes and a developer trying to make a bit of coin off of it. As long as it is a SP game, who cares?!
Because it's gotten to the point where it DOES affect gameplay. They've done things like increase the grind so that you'll be tempted to buy MTs while struggling to be at an acceptable point. Some MTs have also become pay-to-win especially in multiplayer games. They need to be gone completely.
@TheGreatGazoo30 you are the problem with this mentality
It's not, but from a company who made it a policy for years and years, it's a hard stance they need to come out against early on in development.
Horse armor for life!
Shouldn’t, but is since so many Corp developers have watered their content down with them or publishers freemium crap on every device with throw away “gold” that you can buy with real money. Unfortunately this is a problem because too many consumers are enabling it, same as GaaS (look at the GamePass worship going on). The more money gets spent on micro transaction and GaaS crap, the more they’ll make use of it.
Better than MTs being the selling point
No microtransactions is a key selling point in any game if the Dead Space remake had them I would probably avoid the game even though Dead Space is my favorite horror game. I don't remember the older Dead Space games having microtransactions but it is EA they say one thing and doing another.
Dead Space 2 had outfits and weapons you could buy off the store. Dead Space 3 had more traditional microtransactions.
Can we just go back to the N64/PS days? I miss what gaming was.
For me it was less of selling point and more of a short lived relief. Its good to know that certain crap wont be in a game that didnt have it to begin with. If anything it is more of an acknowledgement that gamers as whole dislike these kinds of things...otherwise it would never pass as a "selling point" SO in essence. EA is admitting that this stuff is bad and unwanted.
EA has actually made some good steps forward in some of their single player games. Fallen Jedi, Squadrons, and now Dead Space. None of them have microtransactions. So they obviously see the outrage of fans and are trying to do something about it. At least it seems on paper. It's my understanding that their sports games and other things do still have microtransactions. So until they do away with them in those games also, EA will always be looked at as untrustworthy
Yes I agree. Jedi fallen order was after 2 horrible battlefront games. And squadrons was after the success of fallen order. But I can't help but think that these games were small titles for EA. That they didn't risk too much knowing they wouldn't be able to monetize...still they have been good recent titles.
I agree with that. I also thought the two Star Wars games didn't include MT's after a demand from Disney after all the Battlefront 2 fallout. But that was just my theory. Deadspace seems to prove that wrong though.
Hope they stick with the horror of the original...that's enough of a surprise mechanic for me.
F' EA. Support The Callisto Protocol instead. Or just play the original...
I'm of the opinion that people should support the games EA releases that don't have microtransactions.....if the game interests them of course. Fallen Order, Squadrons, and Dead Space have no microtransactions, which is a step in the right direction that ALL companies should be taking, but aren't. At first I thought Fallen Order and Squadrons having no MT's was a demand from Disney after the fallout from Battlefront 2, but since they are not including them in Deadspace either, it shows that they are trying. But until they remove them from all of their games, they will be considered untrustworthy. But they've continued down this "no microtransactions" path with some of their games because people HAVE supported those games. For instance, if Fallen Order didn't sell well, would they have had any reason to think people care about MT's? Certainly not. But it did sell well, and we've gotten two more games since then with no MT's. What's odd is that most people condemn EA, and for good reason! Yet just the other day we got an article about Mortal Kombat 11 selling over 12 million copies worldwide. That's a game from another company, and its absolutely stuffed with MT's. Yet, the comments section was full of nothing but praise. That's a problem. Fans need to be more consistent. We, as fans, can't condemn one company but give others a pass. I realize EA earned their reputation. But if we aren't just as harsh on other companies doing the same thing, then the industry as a whole will continue down this path.
Microtransactions have ruined a large aspect of gaming, for myself anyway. There’s now rarely anything to work for because cool cosmetics, skins etc are now just behind a paywall. What I don’t understand is that we often here that games couldn’t be made without MTs but gaming has never been bigger than it is now, surely it’s just greed at this stage. And another thing (rant!) many devs provide a lot of support after launch, which is great, but we are also in a culture when games are pushed out early with the “we will patch it later” mentality. If they then rely on MTs to fund development of features that should have been in at launch then we end up just paying for the publisher forcing the devs to release an unfinished game.
This article is wrong, microtranactions are bad
You're missing the point. Likely because you just read the headline. Microtransactions never existed before. The gaming industry used to be 100% microtransaction free. So the fact that MT's have gotten so out of hand across the entire industry, and so many have spoken out against them, that companies now feel its necessary to make it very clear any time their games DO NOT have them, is a bit silly. Yes, they SHOULD be doing that to make it known they don't have MT's. But they SHOULDN'T have to. The industry has gotten so bad that everyone just expects most games to have some form of MT's.
Not really. Since EA has had a bad history of shit microtransactions it only makes sense to mention if the game has any as part of goodwill towards potential consumers.
Thank you. Yeah. Dead Space came before MTX. Why are companies and journalists using this as one of their selling points?
That's why Dead Space 3 was rubbish, tacked on co-op half way though development and microtransactions too upgrade weapons.
Reminds me of an old Chris Rock standup when he's saying guys who boast "I ain't never been to prison" or "I ain't never hit my woman!" You're not supposed to do that in the first place! It's not something to boast about!
The article has a point. This should be BARE MINIMUM, not something to cheer for.
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