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PS Plus Premium Gets Two Major Game Trials

PS Plus Premium members can enjoy chunky game trials for two of 2023's major video games for the month of February.

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Hedstrom109d ago

I don't get the thing with locking demos behind paywalls. Isn't the demos to get people to buy the game? And then the more that download and try the demo should buy the game.

Ps5conehead109d ago

That’s the perk of a higher subscription. That’s what Sony came up with

StormSnooper109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

I like it actually, it allows me to try a game before I buy it, even though it’s not on the service. (but I need them to expand it)

I much prefer this to day one release of everything on a service because it allows for quality games to be made (such as single player blockbusters)while I get to see which I want to buy at release, then, the games I didn’t end up buying would eventually end up on the service as a sort of safety net.

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No Steam And Physical Release, Alan Wake 2 Not Profiting Was Inevitable

Choosing Epic over Steam and antagonizing the entire physical media fanbase, it's no wonder the masterpiece Alan Wake 2 didn't make a profit.

thorstein5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

I asked for this game as a gift. My wife couldn't find it at Gamestop, Amazon, or anywhere else.

I didn't realize it was digital only, I just figured it sold out because of the reviews and how good it looks.

Most consumers don't read gaming news daily, how would they know it's digital only?

Plus, outside of seeing it on Jackfrags YouTube channel, I hadn't seen much in the way of marketing.

Dirtnapstor5d ago

It's a really good game. I platted this one on the PS5. Well worth your time exploring this universe.

Jingsing5d ago

Unfortunately Remedy has become a bit of a nasty studio over this past decade, You just need to look at their business decisions and other projects they attempted. They are not pro consumer at all.

Petebloodyonion5d ago

You know that it's Epic Games that funded and published the game right?

CrimsonWing695d ago (Edited 5d ago )

Yea, people are kind of dumb. I mean, no offense to @Jingsing up there, I know that’s blunt but it reminds me of Bayonetta 2 when that got announced and it was a Nintendo exclusive. It’s exclusive because f*cking Nintendo funded the development. But people were all like f*ck Sega for sh*tting on their fans when in actuality the game never would’ve gotten made if Nintendo didn’t straight up pay for the development.

Alan Wake 1 was not a massive seller. In fact, correct me if I’m wrong, but it underperformed and that’s why a proper sequel never got made until now where Epic literally paid for the game to be developed… but you got people saying, Remedy isn’t pro consumer because this game is Epic exclusive 🤦‍♂️

anast5d ago

They did this to save money, but it didn't work.

Skuletor5d ago

Will be interesting to see if they try the same thing for the Max Payne remake(s). You'd think they won't but people continue to surprise me.

anast5d ago

I think they could do some kind of special edition physical release. This way the crowd that has been with this game since the beginning would have the option to buy a physical disk. They would sell more too.

Charlieboy3335d ago

@anast No, it needs a normal physical release.....not some bullshit 'special edition' physical release. This way we will be able to easily get a physical copy for if we want, instead of having to mission to own some kind of limited version. That's not actually gonna boost physical sales now is it?

Chocoburger5d ago

I wonder if they've learned their lesson? Who am I kidding, of course no gaming company does at this point. Keep making those mistakes.