Entries in 'microtransactions' (48)

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

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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

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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
Ryse: Son of Rome will include multiplayer microstransactions

Ryse: Son of Rome will include multiplayer microstransactions

Players will be able to buy booster packs for the multiplayer mode in Microsoft's Roman-themed Xbox One launch game.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 23rd 2013 at 11:39AM in News
Blizzard mulling World of Warcraft microtransctions

Blizzard mulling World of Warcraft microtransctions

Premium in-game items are being considered for World of Warcraft, according to a Blizzard rep.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2013 at 8:28AM in News
NPD: Digital spending up in Q1 2013, made up for retail decline

NPD: Digital spending up in Q1 2013, made up for retail decline

The NPD Group claims the total amount spent among US game consumers during the first three months of 2013 is on par with the same period in 2012 – and ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 7th 2013 at 7:15AM in News

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Activision employee mentions 'monetization modeling' for Bungie's Destiny

Activision employee mentions 'monetization modeling' for Bungie's Destiny

Activision and Bungie might be looking into a microtransactions model for their FPS, Destiny.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2013 at 3:10AM in News
Free-to-play Tekken Card Tournament passes 1m downloads

Free-to-play Tekken Card Tournament passes 1m downloads

Namco Bandai's free-to-play spin off for the Tekken series has been downloaded for smartphones and tablets more than 1m times.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 12th 2013 at 3:09PM in News
Microtransactions could be headed to Halo 4

Microtransactions could be headed to Halo 4

Halo 4’s executive producer has said that Microsoft is considering the introduction of microtransactions in the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2013 at 1:30PM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to introduce microtransactions

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to introduce microtransactions

Activision will for the first time offer in-game purchases in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2013 at 9:44AM in News
EA corrects microtransactions misunderstanding

EA corrects microtransactions misunderstanding

Microtransactions will NOT feature in every single EA release going forwards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2013 at 3:35PM in News
Cliffy B: "It's bullshit that EA has 'scumbag' memes and that Good Guy Valve can Do No Wrong"

Cliffy B: "It's bullshit that EA has 'scumbag' memes and that Good Guy Valve can Do No Wrong"

Former Epic developer Cliff Blezsinski has called for a halt to the endless stream of vitriol aimed at the free to play market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2013 at 11:31AM in News
Activision wary of console software price drops, is also looking to microtransactions

Activision wary of console software price drops, is also looking to microtransactions

Publisher Activision has warned shareholders that the shift in console generations and an increased focus on free-to-play could endanger returns.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2013 at 10:39AM in News
EA is putting microtransactions into ALL of its games

EA is putting microtransactions into ALL of its games

Consumer demand has led to EA’s decision to put microtransactions into ALL of its games, the publisher says.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2013 at 9:31AM in News
EA: PS4 and Xbox 720 releases to "align"; PS4 10x power of PS3; Gamers love microtransactions

EA: PS4 and Xbox 720 releases to "align"; PS4 10x power of PS3; Gamers love microtransactions

Publisher EA has in a meeting with investors revealed a few interesting details regarding the upcoming next generation of consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2013 at 1:50PM in News