Tag Archives: 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. The required currency used for such purchases can also be won in-game. "We can confirm that performance parts can be unlocked through progression as well as microtransactions," a Ubisoft representative told Videogamer. "All content …

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Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Microtransactions on consoles accounted for approximately$352m in sales last year, research group Superdata has announced. The firm notes the microtransactions model – typically associated with the mobile market – is rapidly becoming more popular among console gamers. That $352m is strictly tied to small purchases tied to in-game economy, like …

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Project Spark microtransactions scaled back

Xbox One title Project Spark has undergone some changes to its microtransaction model. OXM reports that developer Team Dakota has removed the cap on ‘Spark Time’ which effectively limited the amount of time players could spend on the game without paying up. Tokens that allow for the unlocking of some …

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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. It’s been disappointing. I’m not disappointed in people – people feel how they feel. I’m more disappointed in myself that I’ve elicited this reaction in people,” Turn …

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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 beating in the media. When the UK’s red tops aren’t leading a witch-hunt against the likes of Grand Theft Auto …

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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. Their inclusion was confirmed last month but the prices were only revealed yesterday and are, according to Eurogamer, as follows: 500,000 in-game credits – 3.99/€4.991m in-game credits – 7.99/€9.992.5m in-game credits – 15.99/€19.997m in-game credits – 39.99/€49.99 …

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