Future 2 season go costs will enhance from 1000 Silver to 1200 Silver with the launch of Future 2 season 21, titled Season of the Deep. The value enhance is regarding, provided that Bungie already elevated the price of its expansions when it launched Future 2 Lightfall in February. Lightfall launched at $50 / £40 for the bottom enlargement, up from $40 / £25 for the earlier 12 months’s The Witch Queen. Nonetheless, Future 2‘s strategy to the latest season go worth hike within the FPS sport appears exceptionally smarmy, provided that there’s no in-game choice to buy precisely 1200 Silver, which is how a lot the season will value gamers.
At current, gamers should buy Silver for $10 (£8.49), which grants 1100 Silver, $15 (£16.79), which provides 1700 Silver, or $20 (£23.99), which grants 2300 Silver. In the end, which means gamers who wish to buy a go for Season of the Deep nonetheless should shell out for the $15 bundle, indicating that although the price has solely elevated by 200 Silver, gamers are nonetheless anticipated to spend $5 extra moderately than the quantity one would possibly count on, which might be $1-$2.
Bungie continues to search out methods to monetise its stay service sport by charging for expansions and season passes, in-game cosmetics, occasion passes, and merchandise. There’s additionally a robust argument that the period of time that the Future 2 grind requires quantities to much more earnings in microtransactions as the sport presents increasingly more alternatives for gamers to spend cash as a part of an ongoing Future 2 monetisation technique.
Some gamers liken such monetisation to that of a cell sport. Notably, only a few years in the past, Bungie secured an funding from cell firm NetEase, which has vital expertise in cell video games and methods to monetise them. Nonetheless, it’s unclear whether or not the connection with NetEase has made any influence on Bungie’s ongoing monetisation methods.
Regardless, many gamers are more and more annoyed with the sport, significantly in mild of latest server points and outages. Many individuals additionally reported their dissatisfaction with the Lightfall marketing campaign, noting they anticipated much more given the enlargement’s enhance in value. Nonetheless, Lightfall additionally attracted near-record numbers of gamers, inflicting some to query why the event firm appears to wish to proceed to maximise income by discovering as some ways as doable to get cash from gamers.
In the end, the rise in seasonal content material value alone may very well be justified resulting from inflation or the corporate wishing to extend its workers and supply extra help for the sport. Nonetheless, forcing 1000’s of gamers to pay a minimal of $5 extra for what ought to quantity to a $1-$2 enhance looks as if yet one more manner Bungie seeks to maximise income over the participant expertise, as highlighted by customers on the Future 2 Reddit.
With Future 2 season 20 wrapping up inside the subsequent few weeks, make sure to get your arms on all of the Future 2 Lightfall Exotics so as to have the multiplayer sport‘s greatest weapons and kit readily available in time for Season of the Deep — supplied you’re keen to pay further for the seasonal content material.