The scourge of modern gaming, micro transactions are not going anywhere. While paying extra is one thing, some micro-transactions are just “pay to win”.
Speaking to TrustedReviews, NBA 2K19 Senior Producer, Rob Jones, says that micro transactions and their in-game Virtual Currency (VC) is the reality of modern gaming and that developers will have to balance it being a money grab and value content.
“VC is an unfortunate reality of modern gaming. Every game, at some point, in some way has currency and they’re trying to get additional revenue from each player that plays the game. You know, the question has to be when does it feel like it’s a straight money grab versus when does it feel like it’s value added, right?
We know nowadays that most people don’t have the patience to work their way to the top. They just wanna be there right away. So, you know, we look at it as, oh it’s an opportunity for us to allow you to skip the grind, but then if the grind is too long, like some people felt last year, they’re gonna sit there and they’re gonna go ‘well, you knew the grind was too long to begin with.”
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