Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix has added paid boosters to Marvel's Avengers, despite developers stating that only cosmetics will be paid.
Square Enix : Wow! Increase in player count? Lets celebrate: * Proceeds to shoot itself in the foot *
Increased player count is only relevant if they are getting money from those players.
Well it’s pve game and it’s free on gamespass, but yah they probably shouldn’t have said no paid boosters before so now it looks like they don’t keep their promises which is really the bad look not the actual paid boosters themselves
this tbh. if they didnt say all that mtx being cosmetics only before the game's release no one would care as much if they added paid boosters now.
I'm only in it for the character/story updates. I can't wait to play as Spider-Man in 2028!
Wait, Spider-Man still isn't in it yet??
Nope. Not even a date as far as I'm aware.
i think he's out sometimes this fall
Last time I saw Spider man he was "far from home". 😉
It's going to be awesome. Swinging through jungles and other vast wilderness areas. /s
Just go play Spiderman it's better.
At this point they are just trying to at the very least break even on this game. Never should have been GaaS to begin with, but at this point I cannot blame them for trying to mitigate their losses. Going GaaS was such a missed opportunity on what could have been a great game. For me personally I installed it via Gampass on my SX last weekend, and decided after the opening mission that it is not worth the 125GB of storage. The gameplay just feels mediocre IMHO.
All you hear about this game is bad press.
Partly true, There's been good press regarding Wakanda, but all have been forgotten due to this bonehead marketing move.
Politicians lie every single day. Do you really expect a multi-billion dollar corporation to not lie and actually keep their word? in case you haven't noticed companies and politicians don't care about people unless they're making them money in some way shape or form. That's where we are as a world right now
Don't vote for a politician then.
And that makes it ok?
No I'm just pointing out how trivial it is to argue about something like this and be mad at a company because they're trying to make money off their game. They never stated that there would be no microtransactions in this game just that the extra story content wouldn't cost money. Are optional XP boosters and stuff like that as micro transactions not in every other game these days?! The outrage over this is stupid, just more cancel culture BS. move along there's nothing to see here.
The boosters have been in the game for a while now, and the developers never promised that only cosmetics would be paid, this is taking things out of context. They said new story content, updates and characters wouldn't be paid.
I'm kinda meh on the game but... All the single player DLC has been free so far(Hawkeyes,Black Panther,etc) so i don't think it's such a big deal to add paid xp boosts that only negatively affects people who don't enjoy playing the game and people who haven't played it(and will now say this is the reason they won't play it). Why are we caring about a game that supposedly has bomed and has no active players?
People care about the IP even if the game is bad
Video game companies lie and go back on promises? No way!
That Gass model is ideal to make that money back when you rent your game out.
The only people actively playing this at this point would probably be the "whale" types they can milk. Have to try to profit off this failed experiment somehow.
The devs can promise anything they want. But they're owned by Square Enix, so if they get told to add paid boosters they don't have a choice.
It will be ps5 next month ps plus game.
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