It seems like MMO monetization follows the same trends as the fashion industry. A long time ago subscriptions were in, then they were out. The subscription MMORPGs that launched in the wake of World of Warcraft quickly bled out players once the included 30-day game time expired. A rush of free to play games, mostly from Asia, that were supported by cash shops seemed to thrive. Now it looks like the pendulum is about to swing back the other way. Fantasy MMORPG Rift just celebrated a successful launch for their new subscription server (the game originally went free to play in 2013.) Even Korean developed Soul Worker is getting the optional-subscription treatment. Players will be able to buy 30-day silver and gold subs. They can be stacked, and the subs can even be traded in-game. This tradable subscription time is found in a number of MMORPGs, with EVE Online perhaps being the first major game to implement it. Not only do the subscription bonsues benefit paying players, but this system … [Read more...] about Weekly Raid: How Do You Feel About F2P Games Adding Subscription Options?
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Gamescom 2019 is here and day one has some pretty big reveals and news. Many of the big publishers and studios are also in attendance, from Square Enix to CD Project Red. With day one almost over, here are the top trending games and announcements to go over. Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be On Google Stadia CD Projekt Red began with their announcement that its much anticipated open world RPG will be on Google Stadia. Gamers will be able to enjoy the immersive first-person RPG, its mature narrative, and cutting-edge visuals across dozens of supported devices. Cyberpunk 2077 will release April 16th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Google Stadia version will launch the same year — additional details will be made available at a later date. Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to … [Read more...] about The Biggest Gaming News From Day 1 of Gamescom 2019
Subscribing to Secret World Legends is a subscription that automatically renews like a subscription. This statement may be obvious to anyone who has subscribed to a game, a newspaper, or television service, but for some reason it needs to be reiterated when talking about Secret World Legends. The community has been in a bit of a tizzy this week, which may have origins in trolling, over some misconceptions regarding the game’s subscription. First, let’s discuss the claim that Secret World Legends signs you up for a recurring payment without explaining this. It isn’t true. The button to subscribe says “subscribe,” and when signing up with your payment details it explicitly states that you are signing up for a recurring payment. This is standard for virtually every video game with a subscription on the market and is made clear when checking out. Second, there are statements floating around that the game sets you up for a one year subscription through Paypal … [Read more...] about Nontroversial: Secret World Legends and the Unsurprising Subscription
“The App Store is the world’s biggest and most successful game platform,” says Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “Now we are going to take games even further with Apple Arcade, the first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room.” Schiller adds that Apple Arcade games will cater to players of all ages, will be family-oriented, will respect user privacy, and will be devoid of ads or any additional purchases. This is how it works: “Rather than pay up front for each game, a subscription to Apple Arcade will give players the opportunity to try any game in the service without risk. Since every game includes access to the full experience, including all game features, content and future updates, no additional purchases will be required. Every game will be playable offline, and many games will offer support for game controllers. Because subscribers can play Apple Arcade games across iPhone, … [Read more...] about Apple Reveals New Game Subscription Service Called Apple Aracde
0 When I hear “games as a service” I think about subscriptions, MMOs, and things I’ve been doing for the past 20+ years of gaming. I’m not sure what Microsoft Studios head Matt Booty means by his use of the phrase. He also has a lot to say on game longevity and the nature of the business models / approach to Microsoft’s first-party strategy in June’s MCV issue. “There will always be single-player games with maybe 20 to 30 hours of gameplay, we love those kinds of games and there’s a place for those, but it’s also certainly the case with the focus on watching, streaming, broadcast and esports that it’s really important to think about the longevity of a game,” Booty explains. “It’s really difficult for anybody to think about making a large scale triple-A game these days without having in mind a content and service plan that goes one to two years into the future out of the gate.” “Games really have … [Read more...] about Microsoft Studios Head on Games as a Service & Longevity vs Traditional Games