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Ubisoft predicts opportunities to pair microtransactions with $60 games

#1Paragon57Posted 10/2/2012 4:26:04 PM
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 4:28:34 PM
DLC isnt enough?
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#3Nikos_the_greatPosted 10/2/2012 4:28:58 PM
Aw, and I had high hopes for watch dogs :(
#4RyuuHou25Posted 10/2/2012 4:32:32 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.
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#5PhoenixRushPosted 10/2/2012 4:49:16 PM
Ugh, next gen is gonna suck...
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#6GM_Posted 10/2/2012 5:08:38 PM
Just crash already game industry. This is stupid.
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#7Paragon57(Topic Creator)Posted 10/2/2012 9:51:52 PM
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#8OfficeChairPosted 10/2/2012 9:55:41 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.
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#9RoxasANobodyPosted 10/2/2012 10:08:21 PM
OfficeChair posted...
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?
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#10undeadeathPosted 10/2/2012 10:18:15 PM(edited)
I'll just wait for big price drops and avoid buying any of the extra content in the game, like DLC.
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