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  • Writer's pictureJames Stephanie Sterling

Let's Get Pissy About In-Game Subscriptions (The Jimquisition)

Subscriptions for games are not new, but in the era of the "live service" they look set to make a major comeback. With television, music, and physical goods all offering subscriptions, companies want an endlessly drip-fed stream of cash.

The idea of in-game subscriptions that offer premium extras may very well become the new microtransactions - on top all the existing monetization techniques - and services like Fallout 1st or the Animal Crossing "Happy Helper" plan offer a glimpse at that potential future.

It's not a great future, so I'm going to be pissy about it.

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