Quantcast
EA: Software prices will be dropping - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



EA: Software prices will be dropping


2:00 AM on 01.04.2010
EA: Software prices will be dropping photo



$60 is a lot of money. Even if you do the rudimentary math and conclude that you're only paying a few dollars per the amount of hours you get out of a videogame it's still a lot of cash to lay down over and over again. But what can we do? This is what games cost now and it isn't going to change... or is it?

EA Canada senior producer Jason DeLong believes that games are going to be getting cheaper down the road, with the upfront cost of a game being less, but more and more extras coming tacked on later. "I think that we’re going to start to see – maybe not in the next year, but in the near future – games go down the route of smaller up-front experiences and lower prices at the beginning, and then the ability to extend the game through episodic material or future feature material. I think that’s a direction we’re probably heading in," he told GameInformer in a recent interview.

I'm all for cheaper games and episodic content, but if developers start getting it into their head that they can basically release a game in pieces then that is bad news bears. That's just the conspiracy theorist in me talking though, I'm sure EA and all the big companies out there have our best interest in mind.

Software Price Drop for 2010? [GameInformer]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.








Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

DLC

12:30 PM on 08.21.2014
Muramasa Rebirth's fourth DLC features a Demon Girl

If you're still following along with Muramasa Rebirth's great string of DLC, the fourth chapter is nearly ready for release. It features a demon girl called the Oni Musume, who has the power to transform and change her shape...more



2:30 PM on 08.20.2014
Help Alf escape in this new Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty DLC

If you didn't get enough of Abe in Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, you can chow down on some extra DLC starting this week. The new chapter is called "Alf's Escape," and features a character that was first met in the sequel -- ...more



4:30 PM on 08.19.2014
Wear the carcass of Chester Cheetah in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

I was prepared to get mildly annoyed at this Cheetos partnership with Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, despite the fact that it's not the first time the game has dabbled in brand-sponsored character variants. (There were ...more



View all DLC






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more