EA Possibly Looking at Subscription Model for Future Shooters

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  1. Ned

    Ned Public Forum Coordinator

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    SOURCE EA Possibly Looking at Subscription Model for Future Shooters - AusGamers.com



    Thoughts?
     
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    Omg, really?
     
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    I refuse to continually pay for a game (it is one of the reasons I don't play MMORG's). I especially will not do so for any EA game!
     
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    Yeah, saw some recent articles naming the Battlefield series possibly being subscription based. Would certainly lose me as a customer if that were to happen.
     
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    they've toe dipped with BF play4free.

    Activision has started their premium content subs for COD on consoles (but not PC)

    Its only a matter of time. I dare say we will become used to this and complain but ultimately be left with no choice...much like we are in accepting unfinished products at release date.;)
     
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    After the epic fail of BF3, I think EA really need to sit down and work on games that are actually good.
     
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    Finish working on games until all the bugs are out would be nice
    There would be ppl out there that would pay subscriptions I'm sure but our gaming household wouldn't
    :?
     
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    If SWTOR is anything to go by I don't think I will participate. While the game is good I don't believe it is good enough to pay $80-90 for and then ongoing subscriptions. Perhaps if the client were free ala Eve and then subscriptions to play I'd consider it.

    A decent FPS MMO would be something else entirely.
     
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    Not sure how epic the failure was - it's still receiving awards and there's plenty of full servers and comps running as we speak. Granted, I wish they had chosen a different method for hit detection, though.
     
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    Wasn't there just a free weekend? Decided not to install it just incase I liked it. Agreed, asking $90 for the game then an ongoing subscription is too rich for me.
     
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    Don't mind buying the games,heck don't mind paying for map packs (DLC),but draw the line on monthly subscriptions.
     
  12. Leevers

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    I believe regardless of what people say initially, I think many would pay the fee.

    Many pay subscription for foxtel yet we all know it's not worth it. Many pay ridiculous fee's for a gym membership, but we still do it.

    List goes on and on and at the end of the day, whilst you still find enjoyment in it, you'll find a way to justify spending the money.

    I for one won't be paying a subscription for an FPS game, although MMO with regular content updates and so fourth is justifiable for me.
     
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    Keeping in line with my current FPS of choice, BF3. If additional content was created monthly, then I would show more interest in a subscription based model. Based on the content (or lack there of) creation of MW3 for consoles and their elite sca.. system, it doesn't seem that likely. I bought MW3 for two reasons - it abandoned 'elite' for PC but more importantly, SJ suggested I buy it when I was inebriated.

    I understand the need for providing the local infrastructure for MMO based gaming - that costs BIG money. FPS work best with local resources where user pays.. or farmed out to a third party where, again, user pays.
     
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