Home / Tag Archives: subscriptions (page 4)

Tag Archives: subscriptions

Funcom ditches The Secret World subscription charges

As of today, a subscription is no longer required to play EA and Funcom’s The Secret World. There are no complicated rules or restrictions, no complex matrixes telling you what you can and cannot access,” the official blurb reads. Pay Once, Play Forever – it’s that simple.” Those who have …

Read More »

Subsidised Xbox subscription hardware "pivotal" to Microsoft’s business

Xbox 720 will likely launch with cut-price hardware subsidised through monthly subscriptions. That’s the impression given by Microsoft in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in which it describes such retail models as pivotal to our business” and outlines plans to roll the deals out across the whole of …

Read More »

Wii U could include online subscription options

Speaking to shareholders in Japan, Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata has said that Wii U may offer some online services exclusively to those who pay a subscription or premium. We plan to expand various network services for the Wii U,” he explained. The first thing to do is connect the Wii …

Read More »

Google Play authorises game subscriptions

Developers are now free to introduce subscription payments in their Google Play titles. The first title to use the feature is already live – Glu Mobile’s Frontline Commando. This allows games to offer monthly or annual subscriptions, expanding the options open to developers for monetizing their titles. Google says that …

Read More »

ANALYSIS: Are console contracts the future?

Price promotions are an industry staple, but few have got the trade talking like Microsoft’s latest offer. The platform holder’s US stores are selling a 4GB Xbox 360 and Kinect for just $99. The catch? It comes with a two-year subscription to Xbox Live, priced at $15 per month, and …

Read More »

EA ponders subscriptions for Battlefield 4

Future entries in the Battlefield series could feature a subscription model, according to an EA exec. Speaking in an interview with VentureBeat, head of the EA Games label Patrick Soderlund said the publisher was considering using regular fees to increase the revenue generated by its blockbuster shooters. "I think it’s …

Read More »