Future Ubisoft games could offer in-game purchases after taking an initial $60 chomp of your wallet. GamesBeat says during an investor call, Ubisoft CFO Alain Martinez and Worldwide Online Director Stéphanie Perotti acknowledged the “flexibility” of free-to-play business models and the “opportunity” for full-priced games offering microtransactional items.
“Free-to-play is a very flexible business model,” Perotti said. “The player has the capability to spend more than in a traditional model. We can control everything from the pricing to marketing as if we were an online store.”
“With games like Watch Dogs, we could see more opportunity for $60 games to learn from the free-to-play model,” Martinez added. “The next generation will offer more and more item-based content. This will benefit our games’ profitability.”
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#2OtakuGameraPosted 10/2/2012 3:28:34 PM
DLC isnt enough? --- oh admonishing melody, arise in the name of the necromancer!!! MYSTIC CAGE!!! - blast you into oblivion :P
#3Nikos_the_greatPosted 10/2/2012 3:28:58 PM
Aw, and I had high hopes for watch dogs :(
#4RyuuHou25Posted 10/2/2012 3:32:32 PM
Yeah, try doing that with full retail priced games and see how well that goes over. Idiots.
Ah well, no more Ubisoft/Watch Dog games. --- PSN ID: RyuuHou24 "I never said that....and even if I said it, I never said it" - Dr Peter Venkman RGB
#5PhoenixRushPosted 10/2/2012 3:49:16 PM
Ugh, next gen is gonna suck... --- Oh boy, we're going to the sperm bank!- Sophia Petrillo
#6GM_Posted 10/2/2012 4:08:38 PM
Just crash already game industry. This is stupid. --- Trolling the Mods since 2009
Bump. --- P a r a g o n 5 7 was here! NEW NEW DANTE! http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1331/newnewdante.png
#8OfficeChairPosted 10/2/2012 8:55:41 PM
Cool. Do it.
Not only will I NOT spend my money on the crappy items you made for micro-transactions (when you should of spent that effort somewhere else), I won't buy the vanilla version of the game.
Thank you for letting me know openly Ubisoft that you plan to be scumbags. --- this topic is ruined
#9RoxasANobodyPosted 10/2/2012 9:08:21 PM
Thank you for letting me know openly Ubisoft that you plan to be scumbags.
Because a company seeks to make additional profit, you mark them as "scumbags"? The entirety of the organization - mind you. Not just the financial advisers who saw a potential profit margin, but the intern running to get everyone coffee all the way up to the CEO who writes the 1,000+ staff a paycheck? You're condemning all of those people because you're upset that Ubisoft wishes to profit off of content consumers will inevitably buy? --- "I've got so much love to give." Currently playing: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, NFS: The Run, and Gran Turismo 5
#10undeadeathPosted 10/2/2012 9:18:15 PM(edited)
I'll just wait for big price drops and avoid buying any of the extra content in the game, like DLC. --- Check out my friend's gaming blog! - http://gameternity.wordpress.com/