Entries in 'microtransactions' (28)

Just Cause 3 won't have microtransactions, dev insists

Just Cause 3 won't have microtransactions, dev insists

Just Cause 3 will not contain microtransactions, nor will it be a free-to-play game, says developer Avalance Studios.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 12th 2014 at 11:59AM in News
Rovio teams up with Room to Read to promote global literacy

Rovio teams up with Room to Read to promote global literacy


Players of Angry Birds Epic are now able to donate to literacy charity Room to Read by buying an in-game item.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 1:40PM in News
Now FTC targets Google, demands $19m in IAP refunds

Now FTC targets Google, demands $19m in IAP refunds

Google has become the latest company to be targeted by the Federal Trade Commission regarding accidental microtransactions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
WWE SuperCard downloaded 1.5m times

WWE SuperCard downloaded 1.5m times

Free-to-play mobile trading card game WWE SuperCard has combined for 1.5m downloads between iOS and Android platforms, 2K has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 27th 2014 at 12:06AM in News

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Ubisoft assures fans over Assassin's Creed: Unity microtransactions

Ubisoft assures fans over Assassin's Creed: Unity microtransactions

The ability to pay cash for upgrades and unlocks in Assassin’s Creed: Unity will not alter the core experience, Ubisoft has vowed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2014 at 3:27PM in News
PES 2015 microtransactions will be entirely optional, Konami insists

PES 2015 microtransactions will be entirely optional, Konami insists

The inclusion of microtransactions in PES 2015’s Master League mode is nothing other than a time saving exercise for those with some spare cash.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 3:45PM in News
PES 2015 promises 'return to core values', adds Master League microtranactions

PES 2015 promises 'return to core values', adds Master League microtranactions

Konami has lifted the lid on the upcoming PES 2015, revealing what are described as plenty of major changes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Dungeon Keeper remake 'misjudged the economy', EA CEO Wilson admits

Dungeon Keeper remake 'misjudged the economy', EA CEO Wilson admits

EA has admitted that it made mistakes with its free-to-play Dungeon Keeper remake for smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 9:45AM in News

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Bandai Namco scrapping F2P racer Ridge Racer Driftopia

Bandai Namco scrapping F2P racer Ridge Racer Driftopia

Ridge Racer’s foray into the world of free-to-play is coming to an end in the summer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 4:08PM in News
Battlepack microtransactions added to Battlefield 4

Battlepack microtransactions added to Battlefield 4

EA has added for option for users to pay for in-game Battlepack enhancements with real cash.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2014 at 12:53PM in News
Evolution 'doesn't want' players to use DriveClub's microtransactions

Evolution 'doesn't want' players to use DriveClub's microtransactions

DriveClub director Paul Rustchynsky has insisted that there’s no danger of the planned microtransactions detracting from the player base’s experience.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2014 at 3:44PM in News
Microtransactions are coming to Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

Microtransactions are coming to Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

EA has said that microtransactions will be added to console title Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2014 at 11:23AM in News

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Driveclub won't user microtransactions

Driveclub won't user microtransactions

The design director of PS4 racer Driveclub has stated that the game will not offer microtransactions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2014 at 3:28PM in News
Console racer The Crew will use microtransactions

Console racer The Crew will use microtransactions

Ubisoft’s upcoming racer The Crew will allow gamers to pay for car upgrades using real-world cash.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2014 at 4:03PM in News
Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Microtransactions on consoles accounted for approximately $352m in sales last year, research group Superdata has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2014 at 6:48PM in News
Project Spark microtransactions scaled back

Project Spark microtransactions scaled back

Xbox One title Project Spark has undergone some changes to its microtransaction model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2014 at 12:29PM in News

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Turn 10 'disappointed' to have let down Forza fans; No microtransaction pressure from MS

Turn 10 'disappointed' to have let down Forza fans; No microtransaction pressure from MS

Dan Greenawalt has admitted to disappointment about what he regards as letting down fans with aspects of Xbox One launch title Forza 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 13th 2013 at 10:14AM in News
F2P: The real cost of micro-transactions

F2P: The real cost of micro-transactions

It’s been a tough year for free-to-play. Of course, the number of people playing these cost-free games continues to rise at a rapid rate. But free-to-play has certainly taken a ...

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:38PM in News
Gran Turismo 6 microtransactions draw criticism; Unlock the Jaguar XJ13 for £120

Gran Turismo 6 microtransactions draw criticism; Unlock the Jaguar XJ13 for £120

Sony is facing criticism over its implementation of microtransactions in Gran Turismo 6.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2013 at 11:06AM in News
And so the inevitable happens - Angry Birds Go is big on IAPs, has energy system

And so the inevitable happens - Angry Birds Go is big on IAPs, has energy system

It all comes down to whether you think Angry Birds was popular because it was good, cheap and offered tonnes of content or because people simply couldn’t resist the little ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2013 at 10:58AM in News
Microsoft: "We're still learning" about microtransactions

Microsoft: "We're still learning" about microtransactions

Phil Spencer has admitted that microtransactions on Xbox One are still a work in progress.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2013 at 9:26AM in News
Gran Turismo 6 has microtransactions, is available to pre-order on PSN

Gran Turismo 6 has microtransactions, is available to pre-order on PSN

Sony has confirmed that upcoming PS3 racer Gran Turismo 6 will be the first game in the series to offer microtransactions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2013 at 10:16AM in News
'OFT report may affect sports and adult console games'

'OFT report may affect sports and adult console games'

Harbottle & Lewis Partner Alan Moss takes a closer look at the OFT’s report on the impact of microtransactions on children, and the implications it has on our industry...

on Oct 3rd 2013 at 12:22PM in News
GTA Online microtransactions: first details emerge

GTA Online microtransactions: first details emerge

Prices and more information has been revealed about Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer microtransactions.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 25th 2013 at 1:14PM in News
Grand Theft Auto Online offers microtransactions - rumour

Grand Theft Auto Online offers microtransactions - rumour

Rockstar may offer gamers the chance to buy in-game currency using real cash in the upcoming Grand Theft Auto Online, it is being suggested.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2013 at 9:38AM in News