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EA Outs Battlefield 4, Plans To Charge $70 For New Games 323

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Justus writes "Posts at NeoGAF and IGN show that a quickly-removed Origin advertisement for Medal of Honor: Warfighter reveals plans for Battlefield 4 and a new-game cost of $70. With Battlefield 3 DLC promised through 2013 and PC games cheaper than ever with things like the Steam Summer Sale, are gamers ready to buy Battlefield 4 at next-gen pricing?"
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EA Outs Battlefield 4, Plans To Charge $70 For New Games

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  • by locopuyo (1433631) on Sunday July 15, 2012 @03:43AM (#40654001) Homepage
    I stopped buying EA games when every single one started having a web interfaced that required me to download a browser plug-in to launch a windows EXE on my local hard drive.
    I don't want to download your shitty browser plug-in and be forced to use a shitty browser just to launch the game. I want to click one button to launch the executable and be in the game.
    I won't spend $70 on any EA game. I won't even play a Free to Play EA game because of this.
  • Good luck with that (Score:5, Interesting)

    by tsotha (720379) on Sunday July 15, 2012 @03:56AM (#40654059)
    I play PC games through steam, and I'm patient. Haven't paid more than $30 for a game in years, and I'm not about to start.
  • by promythyus (1519707) on Sunday July 15, 2012 @04:36AM (#40654195)

    >ubi
    >activision
    >worse than EA

    Yeah nah. EA are scum, always have been. Activision just rehash their crap and charge $15 for map packs without shame but they know that they provide a service and at least respect their paying customers. EA are the worst kind of hypocrites, flooding the market with crappy sports titles and generic cod-clones and then claim to be "a driving force of innovation". They say they will never do sales like steam sales, because it devalues games. Have you seen Origin lately? Sale Sale Sale Sale. Not only that, you try getting support on your title. I'm sure if you've kept up with gaming news you know all about EA's retarded banning policy, and how they handled people criticising Bioware. EA spit in the face of their customers.

    Ubi just have crappy drm and price gouging. They aren't actively malicious like EA.

  • by Xest (935314) on Sunday July 15, 2012 @04:43AM (#40654211)

    I don't really want to pay more for a product, no one does, but I'd be one of those people who'd pay more for BF4. Why?

    Because I've had more hours out of it than just about any game I paid $60 for by quite a margin. The cost relative to the amount of entertainment I'd get out of it would still be better than most $60 titles - to me, $70 for 120hrs of entertainment is still far better than than the average $60 for maybe 10 - 20hrs of entertainment I get out of most games.

    In contrast I don't pay $70 for CoD anymore, because it just got ever shitter since World at War culminating in the abysmal fuckup of a game that was Black Ops. If it started to get better again I might, but the franchise has just dropped to the level of a A shooter rather than an AAA shooter, and I can pick up any number of A rated shooters released over the years for fuck all - they're 10 a penny.

    I don't have a problem paying a bit more for something that's actually worth it, what I wont pay more for is shit.

  • by mjwx (966435) on Sunday July 15, 2012 @06:39AM (#40654545)

    I don't really want to pay more for a product, no one does, but I'd be one of those people who'd pay more for BF4. Why?

    I wont be. Why?

    Because Battlefield 3 was shit. Because they made the unlocables too lopsided, because after they charge you the US$70 which translates into no less then A$150 they still want $20 odd a month for premium which like unlockables, will be so lopsided as to make the game unplayable if you don't pony up the monthly danegeld, sorry, subscription fee.

    BF 1942 and BF2 were works of art, BF Bad Company 2 was good, BF3 was just a huge steaming pile of unbalanced crap that I stopped playing after 3 days.

    In contrast I don't pay $70 for CoD anymore

    I haven't paid for COD since COD United Offensive back when CoD was a decent game.

    I don't have a problem paying a bit more for something that's actually worth it, what I wont pay more for is shit.

    I do have a problem with paying more, games are overpriced as they are but there's always some numpty that doesn't think when handing over money for the latest call of halo or whatever. To be frank, it's what is killing the games industry by rewarding publishers who release mediocre sequels with a large percentage of the budget dedicated to marketing.

  • by iCEBaLM (34905) <icebalm@icebalm.LISPcom minus language> on Sunday July 15, 2012 @08:10AM (#40654807)

    yea OMFG wait, by Christmas it will be in the sub 30$ bin at walmart and still have thousands of players.

    Will it? BF3 came out Oct 2011 with a price of $59.99 (in Canada). It's been in the wild for 9 months. The price is still $59.99.

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