This is the recorded talk I did with Game Economist Ramin Shokrizade about trying to make ethical F2P Design. For more from Ramin, here are a number of his articles on the topic:
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.
This is the recording from my live cast with Game Economist Ramin Shokrizade. For this week, we talked about what it means to introduce microtransactions into f2p games.
For this week’s cast, I spoke with noted Game Economist Ramin Shokrizade on the growth of monetization in the game industry, and how it impacted MMOs, free to play games, games as a service, and a lot more.