It’s a matter of a company having a great idea –what happens because users spend more money– and it works for them. all the others go behind to try to take advantage of that innovation that, over the years, ends up being consolidated. This is the case, for example, of season passes, paid DLC and many other digital nuisances, but until today, Blizzard had resisted a relatively recent trend that it will inaugurate with Devil IV.
With what is Blizzard
The Irvine company has always been characterized by being very meticulous in its developments, spending as much time as it takes, extending the process for many years, taking care of its franchises to the extreme and, above all, do not allow anyone to play until they have officially arrived the designated day of release. Everyone knows that it is like that, although it seems that things have changed.
Indeed, Diablo IV launches an option that has been becoming fashionable lately and that unlike other cases in the past, it has become an extra payment that many players agree to accept, in exchange for a premium on the edition that they end up acquiring. It is, as you have surely guessed, the famous early accesses three, four or more days before the call day one.
In the case of Diablo IV There will be four days that we can enjoy before the rest of mortals do but, for this, we are going to have to drop an extra 20 euros for the Digital Deluxe Edition or 30 for the Ultimate Edition. Now, apart from the goodies digitals that it adds -which seem to be the least of it sometimes-, does it really pay you to drop that amount for 96 hours of early game?
It is not the first, nor will it be the last
It’s obvious that early access works. We are not referring so much to those games that are still in development and are thrown away for months or years as to these massive, long-awaited releases that put that candy in our mouths for us to try and bite. Hogwarts Legacywhich officially according to Warner Bros Games has sold more than 12 million units, also used a similar option and did the trick with its Deluxe Edition because in the days prior to launch, YouTube and Twitch networks and channels had been filled with content. created before the official date.
In Diablo IV that paid early access is only for the final game since for the beta there are no distinctions: it doesn’t matter if you got the Standard Edition also that you will be able to access on March 17, 18 and 19 exclusively since it will not be until the following weekend, the one that goes from 24 to 26, which is already open for all players… even if they have not reserved their copy via Battle.net.
Be that as it may, the question is simple, Do you find it profitable to pay to play several days before the others? do you think Diablo IV will be the last from Blizzard to add such a reward to tempt players to opt for a more expensive edition? Tell us, we want to know what you think.