You have to pay to use apps on the Xbone (Hypothetical)

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User Info: Coordinates

Coordinates
3 years ago#1
Lately, Major Nelson have announced Machinima exclusivity for the Xbone, and with their current trend of exclusivity deals, applications are a prominent part of their console, just like Kinect. Windows 8 applications was also known to be usable on the Xbone, but I guess that you'll have to pay for them just like you do on Windows 8.

But I was just thinking, knowing the massive amount of people that will purchase an Xbone on launch, Microsoft might charge a quick buck or two, or more, to use applications that are exclusively developed for the Xbone. Having a demographic that will need to use those applications often, Microsoft may take advantage of those people and start selling those applications like Twitch and Netflix.

My question is, do you think Microsoft will adapt the pay-to-use concept and make you pay for apps?
If they did, would you buy them or not and why?

User Info: MrImpatient35

MrImpatient35
3 years ago#2
lol I'm 100% sure they wont do that. That would be business/financial suicide to do something that unpopular. They wouldn't dare.
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User Info: Cosmic_Diabetic

Cosmic_Diabetic
3 years ago#3
MrImpatient35 posted...
lol I'm 100% sure they wont do that. That would be business/financial suicide to do something that unpopular. They wouldn't dare.


why? they've done it with everything else so far...
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User Info: Doukou

Doukou
3 years ago#4
If MS charged me more than gold to use an app, I'd never use an app.
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User Info: khardbored

khardbored
3 years ago#5
I've thought about this too. It is a possibility that some apps developers might want some extra cash by trying to get MS to charge us for the apps. Just about every other device charges for it's premium apps. I can see Microsoft doing it as well. If that is the case, I just won't use the apps. I planned on buying the console long before any apps were even announced.
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User Info: FriedLemon

FriedLemon
3 years ago#6
It wouldn't surprise me tbh, they already have so many things that're behind a paywall when it's free on other platforms. Hell, they even tried to charge people to use Windows Live. Now lets think about that for a moment, charging for online play, on the PC...lol.

User Info: Troll_Directory

Troll_Directory
3 years ago#7
Coordinates posted...
My question is, do you think Microsoft will adapt the pay-to-use concept and make you pay for apps?
If they did, would you buy them or not and why?
why point to ms? for example, why wouldn't machinima charge for using their app, the same way you might pay for a strategy guide? or, a pizza hut app, where you have to pay for your pizza? it's not ms, who's charging you. if anyone charges for an app, it's probably the people who made the app, or provide the service the app is giving you. ms is charging you for their xbl service. but, unless they make the app themselves, then they probably aren't the ones setting the price. they might be getting a cut, though. understandable, since they built and operate the store.

User Info: khardbored

khardbored
3 years ago#8
Troll_Directory posted...
Coordinates posted...
My question is, do you think Microsoft will adapt the pay-to-use concept and make you pay for apps?
If they did, would you buy them or not and why?
why point to ms? for example, why wouldn't machinima charge for using their app, the same way you might pay for a strategy guide? or, a pizza hut app, where you have to pay for your pizza? it's not ms, who's charging you. if anyone charges for an app, it's probably the people who made the app, or provide the service the app is giving you. ms is charging you for their xbl service. but, unless they make the app themselves, then they probably aren't the ones setting the price. they might be getting a cut, though. understandable, since they built and operate the store.


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User Info: Coordinates

Coordinates
3 years ago#9
khardbored posted...
Troll_Directory posted...
Coordinates posted...
My question is, do you think Microsoft will adapt the pay-to-use concept and make you pay for apps?
If they did, would you buy them or not and why?
why point to ms? for example, why wouldn't machinima charge for using their app, the same way you might pay for a strategy guide? or, a pizza hut app, where you have to pay for your pizza? it's not ms, who's charging you. if anyone charges for an app, it's probably the people who made the app, or provide the service the app is giving you. ms is charging you for their xbl service. but, unless they make the app themselves, then they probably aren't the ones setting the price. they might be getting a cut, though. understandable, since they built and operate the store.


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They are responsible of many price issues on the XBL marketplace. Things like Netflix or Internet Explorer requires gold, and those apps are free on other similar products. Also, there's been a lot of disputes over publishers, notably Valve. Microsoft wanted to charge for Valve's DLC but Valve refused, but they had no choice if they wanted their DLC to be in the XBL store.

User Info: Xeeh_Bitz

Xeeh_Bitz
3 years ago#10
Microsoft would have free and paid applications, like they do on Windows 8. Only difference is, you'll probably need gold to use even the paid ones.
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