Publishers Charging For Early Access Must Have Working Servers

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Last year, Video game publisher offers several days of early access You can pay to play big AAA games. Things are only going to get worse this year, as all the major game publishers seem to be holding their games hostage and demanding ransoms from players to play them days in advance. But what happens when you pay $80, $90, $100, or more for a game and its early access, and you never actually get to play the game? Well, we’re seeing that happen with WB Games and Rocksteady. Masu. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

After repeated delays, developer Rocksteady arkham Games — we’ve finally (sort of) launched the next big title. Suicide Squad. However, unlike that, batman Unlike the previously developed games, this new game is Live service (yes, that’s right) A co-op loot shooter featuring iconic villains like Harley Quinn. As a result, many Batman fans were disappointed with the game’s release, and things only got worse with every delay and leak. Gameplay trailer and preview. And now this game has been released for those who paid 100 dollars (excluding tax) for the special edition of the game. Special Edition is a version of the game that comes with some additional goodies and his one important “perk”: 3 days of early access. still, For most of January 29thPlayers can no longer play the game they spent all that money on.

Technically, players who purchased the $100 deluxe edition of the game in some time zones should have been able to start playing Suicide Squad today. In reality, this was not the case, butDue to a bug, some players started the game and found that the entire campaign was already completed. Oops! In response, Rocksteady took down their servers. Since the game does not have an offline mode (still), which made it impossible to play.

Of course, the deluxe edition comes with some additional cosmetics and a free one-time token to upgrade Battle pass to premium version. However, if you check Twitter and elsewhere, it’s clear that most players are buying the deluxe version because they want to play the game sooner. And now I can’t do that.

Usually I say something like: “Making games is hard and running servers is complicated. So let’s give everyone a little leeway while they figure things out.” Not this time though.

Sorry, but if you’re going to treat early access to a video game as a premium marketing point – something you advertise endlessly and promote for weeks – you have to deliver that experience. Yes, I know there’s a blurb at the bottom of the store listing that says we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to play the 72-hour early access. know. But the fact remains that WB was happy to acquire all of these players. $100 pre-order We can’t give them what they wanted: early access.

And there’s no way to fix it. If the servers remain down tomorrow, the player may at most be given 24 hours of early access. WB isn’t going to delay everyone else’s games by two days so those who paid more can play “earlier.” They might just fail and learn a lesson not to pay a ransom to a publisher to play something fast.

You’re not actually playing the game “early”

Remember, these games are star field and mortal kombat 1, it’s not actually released early for those who paid extra. This game has gone through all the certifications, tests, checks and other difficulties necessary to launch the game on consoles.That’s the only way WB will market you Suicide Squad On Xbox Store or PSN. So all of these games are ready for anyone to launch (assuming the servers are up and running). All the publisher is doing is delaying the game’s release by a few days for people who don’t want to pay extra on top of the standard asking price of $70.

I know some people are making the argument that this is a choice. If there are people willing to pay, why not let them pay? Because just because someone says, “Okay, sure, I’ll pay for it,” doesn’t mean we should allow corporations to be evil, greedy bastards. Do you think the world is a bad place now? Imagine if companies could do whatever they wanted as long as someone paid them.

Yes, I understand. The market supports this. people will pay. Blah blah blah. But I hope what we learned today is that paying for early access sucks, especially for an online-only title. Even if you pay more money for a version of a game that is less stable and more likely to be broken, the publisher can’t even guarantee that you’ll be able to play the game reliably. actually You can play whatever you paid early.

I wish I could. If it doesn’t work out, good luck and enjoy extra digital hats and more. Is it worth $100? I’m a little unsure.


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