• Jim Sterling

The Sinister Reasons For Adding Microtransactions After Launch (The Jimquisition)



When a publisher adds microtransactions weeks, sometimes months, after a game is released, it always feels inherently sneaky. This is especially true when it's blatantly obvious they were always going to be there.

Crash Team Racing Nitro Re-Fueled is the latest game to smuggle microtransactions in after launch, as has been Activision's modus operandi lately.

So why do it? Why not just launch with the predatory economy immediately? Well, there are major benefits to publishers who delay the microtransactions. From ratings to reviews to good old fashioned manipulation.

Oh, and the ESA is a screwup!

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