Browsing tag: Microtransactions

Square Enix CEO Thinks Microtransactions Better Suited for Mobile Games Than Console Games News 8

News 8 With how things have escalated between the gaming community and EA regarding Star Wars Battlefront II, the term “microtransactions” is a hot button topic right now — and with good reason. Most video game publishers want to implement microtransactions in their games to further bolster the title’s earning potential and revenue stream. While this tactic […]

Ex-BioWare Dev: AAA Single-Player at EA Is “Dead,” Cites Significant Revenue in Microtransactions as Cause News 0

News 0 Electronic Arts recently closed down game developer Visceral Games (Dead Space, Battlefield Hardline) after the Star Wars game the studio is contracted to develop needed a “pivot” in design according to executive vice president Patrick Soderlund. It seems that the pivot took many by surprise and in doing so spurred many to write to Twitter and […]

Ex-Bungie Developer on Microtransactions: Devs Have Families to Feed, Cautions Gamers to Not Buy Them as Protest News 0

News 0 Like it or not, it seems the video game industry is now trending towards loot boxes, loot crates and the like in almost every game. While most of the items included are cosmetic, there are a few games that includes weapons or other game-changing items in them.  While most devs have been quite mum on […]

Activision Has a Patent That Can Encourage Gamers to Buy DLC Based on Matchmaking (Update #3) News 3

News 3 Update #3: Fixed the headline to reflect that Activision has not and is not currently using the matchmaking algorithm to influence people to buy DLC as per the official statement. Update #2: An Activision spokesperson has responded to us and has given a statement below. This was an exploratory patent filed in 2015 by an […]

Gran Turismo Sport Won’t Have Microtransactions News 4

News 4 While most games these days are thinking of ways to implement microtransactions in order to earn more money post-release, don’t lump Polyphony Digital’s upcoming racing game — Gran Turismo Sport — to that list. Studio boss Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed during the recently concluded PlayStation Experience in Malaysia that Gran Turismo Sport microtransactions won’t be happening and […]

New Battleborn Update Will Add New Skins Via Microtransactions News 2

News 2 It’s no secret that Gearbox Software was going to eventually add some sort of micro-transactions to their hero-shooter, Battleborn, at some point after launch. It was just a matter of when. According to Gearbox themselves, the new micro-DLC set to go live June 16 and will feature a number of different payment options to purchase the soon to […]

Mortal Kombat X Micro-Transactions Let You Buy Easy Fatalities And Unlock The Full Krypt News 16

News 16 Finally, the four year-long wait for the Mortal Kombat X title is over as the next installment in the long-running franchise is set to release in just a few more minutes. As you engage in Mortal Kombat against numerous opponents from the different realms for the first time, it might surprise you to learn that the game will […]

PvZ: Garden Warfare – In-game Coins Now Available For Purchase News 5

News 5 As we reported last weekend, you can now use real life money to unlock things in PopCap HD’s shooter, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, with the addition of in-game microtransactions. Garden Warfare players can now pick between four different payment options to purchase in-game coins by pressing “X” on the sticker pack menu. You can check out the prices […]

PvZ: Garden Warfare – No Micro-DLC At Launch, Producer Responds to Negative EA/BF4 Stigma News 7

News 7 PopCap Games’ quirky third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare won’t launch with micro-transactions, according to producer, Brian Lindley, Speaking with Gamespot during a recent press event, Lindley stated “we’re not going to have any microtransactions at all at launch.” However, that can change after the game launches, as PopCap will be monitoring the in-game metrics […]

Gears Of War: Judgment – Microtransactions Will Allow Players To Purchase Double XP News 25

News 25 In what seems to slowly becoming an industry trend, more and more games are supporting microtransactions, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 being one of the most recent. You can now add another game that’s going that same route, as People can Fly’s Gears Of War: Judgment is set to include microtransactions that nets […]