For this cast, I spoke with returning guest Ramin Shokrizade for a discussion about pricing videogames. We talked about the problem with setting a fair price for a game, why games may be too cheap, and if there are any ways to turn it around.
In this cast, I spoke with returning guest and Game Economist Ramin Shokrizade about the recent proposed bill to regulate loot boxes and what it could mean for game developers. Read more…
Devil May Cry 5 is poised to join the “popular” list of AAA games that feature microtransactions that allow players to speed through the game. It was announced this week that Capcom will let players spend real money to acquire more in-game resources. Every time this comes up, developers will talk about wanting to give players freedom of choice, but this discussion always ends up looking badly on the game.
The Free to Play market continues to be a major attractor to fans and developers alike. Each year, we hear big numbers being thrown around early in a title’s lifespan. However, one area that isn’t discussed as much is player retention despite how important it is. Free to play game design suffers from a major game design issue that anyone interested in developing their own game must come to terms with.