Has anyone talked about the elephant in the room?
The fact is that a few days ago a Japanese programmer appeared and turned the world a little more upside down by putting on the table an idea that, with total security, the players will not like. As it is to start charging for the updates that a video game receives. And we are not referring to the season passes, DLC or downloadable content, but to the own updates that correct errors, etc.
Indeed, surely from what you have read you have thought the same as us. whatThat we have to pay for mistakes that the study itself has made to be corrected of development and that this game has become an unfinished product that we have paid in advance so that its operation was already correct? Well yes, that’s what Hidetaka Suehiro, responsible for titles like deadly premonition either D4 Dark Dreams Don’t Sayand, among others.
Specifically, the Japanese came to say in a message on Twitter that “Please tell me why the developers who work extra hours every day to create video games we should offer updates free of charge? Everyone pays $10 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks… is the world going crazy?
Hidetaka SWERY SueHERO
Please tell me why we creators, who work overtime every day to make video games, should have to update our games for free.
You all pay $10 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks….
Is the world going crazy????
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February 22, 2023 • 11:49 AM
Would you pay to update your games?
As we tell you, what Suehiro is talking about is ask to pay for the work of an update, but here it is obvious that we would have to make distinctions. Is it an update for a video game that fixes bugs that shouldn’t be there, or are they features that are express requests from the community that want a few things added? If we move within the first assumption, it is obvious that it does not seem reasonable that they charge us extra for a job that would have to be perfect from the first day, although if we refer to the second, then the same thing does have some reason to complain bitterly .
Be that as it may, the fact that someone in the sector launches this idea may be a sign that Many other studies talk about the same thing. and when the rumor is transformed into a current of opinion, it is time to start trembling. Today it does not seem that anyone in their right mind is going to opt for something like this, but it is enough for a large franchise –of those that generate hundreds of millions of profits every year– to take a step in that direction for the rest to go behind.
for now It’s just an idea and and had a response from a user, specifically, referring to a release by Suehiro himself: “It is reasonable to update the game after releasing it if it is not finished. deadly premonition it needed an update after its PC release to be able to play on recent hardware. People will just stop buying if the game becomes unplayable due to major changes.” Well that.
Would you pay for an upgrade?