Oh great, now IO Interactive is starting to become greedy, I know that's business, but the customers are what keep them going the most. I guess most game developers nowadays care more about the money than their loyal fanbase.
Looks like I'm not buying this new Hitman game until next year when it's complete, it might be a little cheaper by then too.
Go over to Steam and browse their game library. The number of Early Access games is mind boggling.
What started as a way for gamers to fund indie developers and take part in the development process has turned into maybe the worst thing to ever happen to PC gaming. And it's coming to a One near you.
It's a shame too. There are some good developers that finish what they start...Red Solstice by Ironward is a perfect example of this. It went retail yesterday with a finished game that listened to the community from the start unfortunately they are no longer
I'm sure plenty of developers watched the release of Elite Dangerous here to see the reception it would get on the console.
Every Xbox forum had a thread warning of the pay to play beta trend and the impact it will have (even the specifics with ED on the PC) but rather than people getting upset they bought the game. The "Me, Me, Me" generation and their need to fill their immediate
wants is a formable opponent to those of us looking at the big picture and it's overall impact on gaming.
Simple, Just dont buy it. Every year this craptastic industry pushes more and more and more and more, little at a time here and there and there. Mark my words gentleman/ladies pay for patch/updates its right around the corner. I dont know about you guys
but I am reaching the point of selling all my *** and finding a new hobby.