Over the past few years, video gaming has become an expensive hobby. The game companies are now releasing incomplete titles which thoroughly lacks content and then releases paid DLCs.
This new strategy from the companies dig holes in the pockets of the gamers. There’s an option of buying a season pass for the game, which gives access to the expansions, but they too are very expensive.
DICE, the creator of the much anticipated title Battlefield 1, has also used the strategy for the game. To get the full experience of Battlefield 1 you’ll have to shell out a total amount of $120, which is huge.
The price of the base game is $70, but if you want to have all the expansions that’ll come next year you’ll have to pay another $50. Apart from that, the game will have a lot of micro transactions, where you can spend more money.
On the other hand, if you want to get a collector’s edition of the game, get ready to spend an amount as huge as $220. The collector’s edition will have a Collector’s Edition Statue which is 14 inch tall, a steel book, a deck of playing cards, a messenger pigeon tube, a cloth poster, exclusive DLC content, an exclusive patch and a copy of Deluxe Edition of the game.
What is ironic here is that Patrick Back, senior producer of DICE, in an interview with Xbox World 360 had said:
“We don’t ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial when it came to keeping our community happy and playing together.”
Six years down the line, DICE is completely contradicting with their own statement and joined hands with EA in minting more and more money.
Apart from Battlefield 1, there are several other games which uses the same formula and exploits the players for more money. If this goes on, the main essence of gaming will soon be lost in the wilderness.
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