Amazon locks video game purchases behind Prime paywall

Retailer Amazon has decided that it will only sell certain games to members of Amazon Prime.

As reported by Videogamer, a handful of titles have been spotted so far that carry the banner ‘exclusively for Prime members’. The info pop-up confirms that: This item, sold by Amazon, is currently reserved exclusively for Prime members.”

It then prompts those who don’t want to pay 79 per year for Prime membership to buy the game from third party sellers.

Titles hit by the rule include the PS4 versions of Grand Theft Auto 5, Rainbow Six Siege, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Far Cry Primal and Battlefield Hardline. The same ban has hit the Xbox One versions of the latter two, too.

Here’s an assortment of the messaging:

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