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.”
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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