Microtransactions, subscriptions will define next-gen, says Avalanche boss

"It is that simple," says Just Cause studio founder Christofer Sundberg.

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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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