An Abridged History of Monetization in the Game Industry

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.

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There was a lot to unpack here, and even more to talk about in the future. Ramin and I talked about how monetization grew from the early MMOs and free to play games to where it is now. We talked about how the industry leaders are focusing on getting money from people rather than a quality experience, and how its hurting games as a whole.

  • For even more from Ramin, here is our lengthy live chat about loot box and pay to win design