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Posted 21 April 2022 - 01:07 PM
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Posted 21 April 2022 - 07:07 PM
It's going to be applied how everything in the game industry applied. Think of the worst case scenario of how this can be abused & that's will become the industry default standard of how they'll use of it. Don't believe me let's look at the track record,
Patches: It will only use them to patch minor things they happened to missed in QC or balance fixes for online play. Certainly they won't just release broken games with the motto we'll fix it later...maybe.. if we feel like it, right?
DLC: It will only be used as extra content developed post launch so you can continue to enjoy your game & give our customers better value. Certainly they won't cut content out of the base game in order to sell it to you like like slices of pie, right?
Collector Editions: It's just a way for dire hard fans to get some extra physical goodies to game francise that is established that they love. At the end of the day the game itself is going to be the same game as the standard edition & it's just going to be a single different extra edition. Certainly they won't have it so every release under the sun has to have a collector edition of some sort, that have segments of the actual game cut & isolated to that edition only, or have so many multiple editions they need to release a chart to tell you how to get the most of the complete game, right?
Pre-Order Bonus: It's only be use to sell you a small cosmetic bonus that has no bearing on gameplay & it's only just one small single piece anyhow. Certainly they won't have multiple pieces across vast retailers that has the possibility to affect gameplay, right?
Microtransactions: It's just a few small minor cosmetics, not really needed to enjoy the game, plus its the reason the game is offered free to play. Certainly they won't lock vasts amounts of the game behind paywalls, have they vastly affect gameplay, or intentionally increase the grind to push the players towards them or make it into a gambling systems to milk even more money out of them. Besides stuff like this will only be isolated to free to play games & will NEVER be in games you pay full price for....right? RIGHT?
I could go on with more examples but I think I made my point. So don't kid yourself, how they use this will get worse & it won't be just isolated to free to play crap. We already saw fisaco with the unskippable ads during the loading in a NBA 2k loading screen. The end goal will be much worse & unless their is a big pushback to this now your going to end up having to enjoying a Mountain Dew or G-Fuel ad constantly in the upper corner while you play COD or Halo.
Posted 23 April 2022 - 01:41 PM
Very well said, and I 100% agree with you. Couldn't have put it better myself.
On a side note, I did notice the ad fiasco in EA's UFC 4 between or during fights. But it has been a thing since the 2nd or 3rd iteration of the series (with the previous two being similar to mobile game styled "Watch this add to add 200 premium coins").
The thing is it's already been infiltrated into more and more
60 70 dollar games, and the way I see it is we're already doomed to see it get worse -- no matter the amount of pushback. Sure, they might "back off" of that specific way of implementing it, but the consumers eventually will stop pushing back after X amount of times until most of them just give into accepting it. Personally, I will always look for workarounds to any of the stuff I don't like to see in games, but a lot of users don't have the luxury of being a PC gamer who can rely on the modding community to remove ads for example. These are just thoughts off the top of my head, and I'm likely to be wrong on a lot of points.