After seeing the Call of Duty mobile and NBA 2K20 microtransactions, I'm disgusted at what modern games have become. Trying to nickel and dime you for every little aspect of a game, and preying on little kids to buy in-game currency they're just gonna lose. Plus, they make the game unwinnable; I can't tell you how many times I've gotten blasted on Black Ops 4 and Fortnite from people with overpowered weapons that I can't even unlock cause I can't afford to buy a million supply drops. If this is all games are gonna strive to be anymore, I'm don't wanna be a part of it anymore.
I'll give them until Holiday 2021 to fix all of this crap. If the games that are announced around that time are still full of these kinda predatory practices, I'm gonna say goodbye to modern gaming; I won't keep up with new games, or even buy new consoles at all. EA, Activision, Blizzard, Epic, Bethesda, Ubisoft, 2K, Capcom, WB, all of you're games are being fucking ruined by this gambling, both financially and enjoyably.
In its place, I'll be restoring my old Wii and PS2 collections from my childhood, cause the games on these consoles didn't have this kinda shit. Starting off with the games I already had like SpongeBob, Mario Kart, Smash Bros., Madden, Sonic, Disney games, Lego games, Need for Speed, Jak & Daxter, Tom Clancy, Marvel/DC, and Kingdom Hearts. Later on, I'll branch out into ones I've always wanted to try out. Then maybe I'll add GameCube and PS1 since they're backward compatible, and perhaps even other old-school stuff like SNES, Genesis, N64, or Original Xbox. There are a plethora of consoles with thousands of games for me to choose from that are just as fun as they ever were. I don't need you, modern gaming, I have other ways to play.
I really hope modern gaming gets fixed. Please tell me there are major game studios out there who don't practice this kinda bullshit. I've had a PS4 for years now, and I'm fucking TIRED of all of the nickel and diming, predatory gambling, and not being able to enjoy games cause I can't win them. You've got until Holiday 2021 to fix this problem, majorly, otherwise, goodbye modern gaming. Makes me sad, I've been engaged in this hobby since I was 6 years old, and now 11 years later look at what it's become.