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User Info: Paragon57

Paragon57
4 years ago#1
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.”


http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/10/01/ubisoft-microtransaction-full-game/
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User Info: OtakuGamera

OtakuGamera
4 years ago#2
DLC isnt enough?
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User Info: Nikos_the_great

Nikos_the_great
4 years ago#3
Aw, and I had high hopes for watch dogs :(

User Info: RyuuHou25

RyuuHou25
4 years ago#4
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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PhoenixRush
4 years ago#5
Ugh, next gen is gonna suck...
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GM_
4 years ago#6
Just crash already game industry. This is stupid.
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User Info: Paragon57

Paragon57
4 years ago#7
Bump.
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User Info: OfficeChair

OfficeChair
4 years ago#8
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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User Info: RoxasANobody

RoxasANobody
4 years ago#9
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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undeadeath
4 years ago#10
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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