Here's What Kanye West Thinks of Microtransactions in Kids Games
Yeezus has spoken, pay attention developers.
Rapper, producer, fashionista, and potential future president of the United States of America, Kanye West, has a message for developers that include in-app purchases in their mobile games: "Just allow [kids] to have fun and give the parents a break for Christ sake."
Posting on Twitter, Yeezus made his opinions Cristal clear:
Fuck any game company that puts in-app purchases on kids games!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 10, 2015
That makes no sense!!! We give the iPad to our child and every 5 minutes there's a new purchase!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 10, 2015
If a game is made for a 2 year old, just allow them to have fun and give the parents a break for Christ sake.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 10, 2015
As of yet, it is unclear what sparked this outburst. Ye is known to deliver his thoughts on controversial issues out of the blue, so this may be another case of Mr. West just speaking his mind on something that's important to society. What's more likely, however, is that his daughter--North West--has been splashing out on in-game gems, the little scamp.
It's worth noting that West isn't actually complaining about the expense. As we all know, money isn't an issue for him, Kanye is all about going dumb again, people regularly see him pull up in his other Benz, just a week after he was in his other other Benz.
The issue seems to be that he's being informed of a new purchase every five minutes, indicating the notifcations of purchase may be the problem. This has not yet been confirmed, GameSpot has contacted Kanye's representatives for clarification.
Kanye West is a known lover of the video game medium. Before moving into music, he wanted to be a game designer and in February 2015 he announced he was making a video game based on one of his songs.
"Right now I'm working on a video game for Only One, and the idea is that it's my mother going through the gates of heaven and you have to bring her to the highest gates of heaven by holding her to the light," West said. "We've been working on it for like six months."
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