Are you "ready" for $70 video games? Take-Two's CEO says we are

BSim500

Posts: 810   +1,802
I buy games on sale several years after the release for 10% to 20% of their original price, and even then some games fail to make me feel they are worth it. Buying any game at the full price (not to mention preordering it) when you can wait several months and get it with a substantial discount just doesn't make sense to me, with so many older games to keep yourself occupied during the wait.
Same here. Instead of blowing thousands on scalped GPU's in order to become an unpaid beta-tester for the latest released in an appallingly buggy state "premium" game (even Witcher 3 took 16 months of patching before it was "Actually Finished"), I grabbed a truck-load during the last GOG sale and am sitting here having a blast wondering what all the fuss is about.
 

arrowflash

Posts: 426   +465
Just a reminder, you can probably play 90% of GoG's catalog using a GT 710 that costs less than what this ******* Strauss is proposing a ""new"" video game costs.

Just wanted to point out that a GT 710 has worse gaming performance than any integrated GPU on desktop CPUs currently on the market. It's a card really only intended for people who don't play games and want to use multiple monitors (like programmers), or their motherboard video output stopped working and they don't want to change the motherboard.

Now, the GT 730 has around 10% ~ 40% (depending on the game) better gaming performance than Intel iGPUs, but I don't think it's worth it - for the money I'd rather try to find something like a second hand GTX 960 or even a 760.
 

Dimitrios

Posts: 821   +627
LOL the animations in the crowd and also the benchwarmers are actually as good if not better than the the players movement while playing. The movement of the fingers on the chicken mascot is kinda good and also the woman walking around using her cell phone.

I lost interest in sports and don't get a f**** since I was a kid playing basketball games back when companies WEREN'T allowed to use Jordan's name.
 

Edster

Posts: 97   +70
I am willing to pay more for actually blockbuster games, ones with giant worlds and well thought out combat. There are titles where I played on it for literally days in gameplay time, well worth the money I paid for. I try to get single player titles that I want on release (especially from a dev that I had positive feeling for) because I know they aren't going to be bogged down by constant looboxes and MT.

Not all games are equal. The NBA 2K games these days. If I get it for free I may play it. I might actually indulge in all the MT stuff a bit more if the games are actually cheaper and that they don't become irrelevant in one year when everyone moves to the next year's one.
 

MaitieS

Posts: 96   +114
There will be always some games that are much more worth e.g. Red Dead Redemption 2 but definitely not games like Fifa, NBA etc. type of re-used assets with a new logo
 

waclark

Posts: 51   +43
I buy games on sale several years after the release for 10% to 20% of their original price, and even then some games fail to make me feel they are worth it. Buying any game at the full price (not to mention preordering it) when you can wait several months and get it with a substantial discount just doesn't make sense to me, with so many older games to keep yourself occupied during the wait.

I agree. I rarely buy games that are over $35 and only when I know they are not riddled with bugs (looking at you Cyberpunk). For $70, it better be one darn good game, no spending additional money for seasons or things you need to play the full game. And, by the way, it's not the "price" per se, it's whether the game warrants that cost. In other words is it fun and will I get more than 3-4 weeks of play out off it? But generally, no, I do not pay anywhere near that much for a single title.
 

amghwk

Posts: 1,054   +968
I only get games when they are on sale. At least 60 - 75 % off. 85% -90% off sales are even better.

One of my favourite games ever is Desperados series and kept an eye on Desperados III and have been following it's development and saw the launch. But despite that, I waited for discounts and true enough, I just got it this February while on sale. I have other backlog of games to play that I don't need to buy a new game on release immediately.

And with Epic started giving away free games, I started colecting them too.

Suckers can go buy at any original price the CEOs decide, and the worst of the suckers are those who "pre-order" games.

So yeah, Take 2 CEO can go suck on it.
 
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Shaitan

Posts: 107   +112
Of course we are. If the 70 USD are the ONLY tax we need to pay for the game.
No MTX. No in-game currency. No skins. No added "surprise mechanics".
Oh, wait: you want us to pay 70 USD AND MTX. AND DLC. AND skins. AND stickers. AND pets. AND guns.
Yeah. No.
CyberPunk 2077: bought the 300 USD collector's edition. Why? Because it's more than worth it.
And I'll NEVER pay 40 Euro for Diablo II, 30 for Warcraft III, 70 for Call of Duty or a monthly subscription for WOW.
EVER. So you can go ... yourself with those prices. I don't care. You can pour millions into hype. Into marketing. CDPR? Yeah, I'll pay THEM. Because they don't freaking scalp us like EA, Blizzard, Activision, Take Two and the rest of the bunch. You can laugh all the way to the bank. But NOT with this sucker's money. No, Sir.
 

ltkAlpha

Posts: 7   +7
Am I prepared to pay $70 for good quality, properly tested and optimized game experiences without additional as-a-service BS? Sure I am. Is that what's the corporate types have in mind? No.
 

NumberSix

Posts: 29   +39
My favourite PS4 game was The Binding of Isaac Rebirth, in fact I still play it an awful lot on my PS5, crap graphics and it cost a tenner.
 

m3tavision

Posts: 651   +403
Take-Two's games are not worth $70...

Look at the animation, the graphics & the gameplay. Though they are right games should cost $70+ if they are AAA.
 

EdmondRC

Posts: 135   +108
I would LOVE to pay $70 for Elder Scrolls 6 or Dying Light 2.

But it's beginning to look like the gaming industry is not willing to develop traditional heroic epics. Too politically incorrect. Can't allow regular straight males to be heroes.
I noticed there were so many games in 2020 and coming in 2021 where nearly all the fixed playable protagonist are female. I don't have a problem with this at all except that is so obviously forced virtue signaling. Suddenly, every videogame studio decides to lead their games with females? Even Gears 5! At least Doom Guy is still a "Guy" for now. And "Days Gone" is coming to PC, a game attacked for its use of a 'stereotypical male role' geesh.
 
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