Microtransactions, subscriptions will define next-gen, says Avalanche boss
"It is that simple," says Just Cause studio founder Christofer Sundberg.
Microtransactions and subscriptions will define the next generation of gaming, Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios founder and creative director Christofer Sundberg has said.
"Micro-transactions, subscriptions, and other biz models will be the next generation of games. It is that simple," Sundberg said on Twitter recently.
Responding to a question from Eurogamer, Sundberg explained that the "free-to-play" moniker has "become a label for low quality, unfortunately."
"But basically that's where we're heading. There will be f-ups for sure," he added." Hopefully we can lower the initial price point and build the game with the community instead."
Sundberg said previously that if the "free-to-play" title is swapped out for something new, then such games can be more widely accepted.
This is not the first time Sundberg, who is currently working on next-generation action game Mad Max, has predicted great change for the industry in times ahead. Earlier this month, he said Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 represent the "end of an era."
"I don't believe in the future for [Call of Duty] and I believe that [Battlefield] will live on as an [multiplayer] game," Sundberg said at the time.
The single-player-only Mad Max is currently in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more on that title, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
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