Subscriptions in video games

Yarik

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What do you think of subscriptions in video games?

Personally, I don't like them. I prefer paying once and know that there won't be anything else that I need to buy to be able to play. And also, subscription costs stack over time. But unfortunately, in some games, it will be very hard to progress if you don't pay. You have to do it or quit the game.
 
Subscriptions in video is always annoying to me. I prefer to pay once and enjoy my games but I got frustrated sometimes when I am asked to make some payment to complete my gaming. I always pay up because I can't afford to quit my game.
 
I don't mind MMORPG subscriptions, because they help pay for updates, servers, etc. But games like Call OF Duty that keep pushing a season pass is very annoying.
 
I don't mind subscriptions in video games if it is a game that I play frequently and I enjoy.

I have in the past bought subscriptions in Apex Legends, Fortnite and even Destiny 2 and if I were to start playing them a lot again, I would more than likely purchase a subscription again.
 
Nah not for me, if I'm paying £50 for a video game, I expect to be able to play it for as long as possible. Annoyed me when Nintendo started charging me to play Mario Kart online!
 
It is a business but it really depends how they implement it.
In a game I play, they've implemented it as the only way to progress. You may play without the subscription but you won't progress. It will feel so boring and it will be a waste of time. They force players to subscribe that way.
 
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I almost never touch subscriptions for anything. It's rare. Just a few things like Netflix Basic, internet, bills, etc. I usually go for one-time purchases or keep with free-to-play.
 
In a game I play, they've implemented it as the only way to progress. You may play without the subscription but you won't progress. It will feel so boring and it will be a waste of time. They force players to subscribe that way.

I wouldn't give that game or service the time of day and move onto something else.
 
I hate subscriptions and micro transactions in games. All I want to do is just purchase it once and start playing. If it requires any monetary transactions I’m out.
 
I hate subscriptions and micro transactions in games. All I want to do is just purchase it once and start playing. If it requires any monetary transactions I’m out.

Well, it is sad that most of the games nowadays have the options for microtransactions. This means that if you don't pay, you won't end up enjoying the game at all.
 
I do not like subscriptions, I either want to pay and have access for life time or pay as you go (or let's say micro transactions). Generally speaking, I avoid playing subscription based games.
 
I do not like subscriptions, I either want to pay and have access for life time or pay as you go (or let's say micro transactions). Generally speaking, I avoid playing subscription based games.
Glad to hear that most people don't like subscriptions in games. If I subscribe, I feel like I'm obligated to play the game just so I make use of my subscription. It doesn't feel that fun anymore.