So, Konami have announced a freemium version of PES 2016 for the PS4. It’s an ‘entry level’ version of the game and so it’s quite light on content but you can try it for free and if you like it and want more you can add to it with micro transactions. The usual thing really, almost like a kind of demo with added expansion via microtransactions.
This got the Sparks thinking, no one can deny that Star Wars Battlefront is a little on the light side content wise (to say the least) and we all know that EA will be doing their best to suckle from the cash cow for as long and as much as they can with extra content…
However, if Star Wars Battlefront had been released as a freemium title, including either all the content just released (or slightly less perhaps) and adopted an upfront typical freemium model of charging extra for more content, would this have put the game in a better light? Would the fans have embraced this? Or would this approach simply have trivialised the release and lessened audience perception of its stature as a top end blockbuster title?
In this week’s news section the Sparks get excited (again) at the news that Platinum Games are at it again with another great 80s cartoon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!
With Sony’s PlayStation Experience a few days away lots of information has started to leak; we have the latest on the newly open 7th PlayStation CPU Core, remote play for Mac/PC and lots more…
And we go live to Darren’s ‘VR Desk’ and talk about the latest VR news, this week Microsoft show off Halo 5 and Netflix running on Hololens
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