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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered officially has the worst payment model

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered officially has the worst payment model

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered officially has the worst payment model

Modern Warfare Remastered officially has the worst game payment model

 
Games can be paid for in multiple ways, either through an upfront payment, microtransactions or even a subscription model. Sometimes games can even have a mixture of these payment systems, depending on many factors like how a game's planned DLC, updates or other post-launch content updates. 
 
Some games, like Overwatch, have already had some significant post-launch updates, including the release of free heroes and new maps, which are paid for in part by the game's microtransaction/loot drop system. While many find microtransactions in a game with an upfront payment model controversial, it is undeniable that post-launch updates need to be paid for in some way. 
 
Today we will be talking about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, which has just received a large update which adds six new maps, two new game modes, female player models and a wide range of player customization options through the game's new loot drop features. With this new "loot drop" system also comes microtransactions, which will allow players to pay for loot drops. 
 
While this update could be seen as a hugely positive move for the game, it effectively has created a payment model which has never been seen before in video games, one which is easily one of the most anti-consumer systems we have ever seen. 
 
Firstly, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is not a standalone game, only coming with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's £60 Digital Legacy Edition or its £80 Digital Deluxe Edition. This effectively locks Modern Warfare Remastered behind an unnecessary paywall which forces gamers to buy Infinite Warfare, a game which most Modern Warfare players are not interested in purchasing. 
 
 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered officially has the worst payment model

 

On top of the game's premium price-tag/paywall, Modern Warfare Remastered players can now be expected to pay additional money in order to personalise their character with the purchase of premium loot drops. 

While these elements can be ignored by players, they can undoubtedly be used by players to their advantage, using gear which better blends with the environment, potentially giving premium players an advantage.  

 

 

While it is likely that Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered will eventually get a standalone release, wanting players to pay such an obscene price for the game and then expect them to buy microtransactions on top of that can be seen as nothing other than an act of greed from Activision.  

Microtransactions can be acceptable in full-retail games, but Modern Warfare Remastered is not a retail game but a premium add-on for Infinite Warfare. Until the game is released as a standalone product, users should not be expected to pay any micropayments as they have already paid through the nose to access Modern Warfare Remastered in the first place.   

 

What are your opinions on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered? You can join the discussion on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered's microtransactions on the OC3D Forums

 

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14-12-2016, 09:18:36

SeekaX
So it's not a problem that you can get cosmetics in other games with microtransactions but in this game it suddenly is? Generally cosmetic items don't allow players to blend in better, usually they stand out. I see no reason why someone who doesn't want to pay for skins should be at a disadvantage. MWR is a mess in many ways, but in terms of DLC and forcing it on the customers I've seen way worse.Quote

14-12-2016, 11:09:44

ImprovizoR
CoD 4 was impressive 10 years ago when it was the new and different shooter with amazing graphics. This remaster is just an old game that I'm sick of with a new coat of paint and now an abysmal business model. Why would I want to buy it? And why would I want to buy another CoD that I don't want just so I could play this one? To say that I'm not interested is an understatement.Quote

14-12-2016, 11:18:22

SuB
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Originally Posted by ImprovizoR View Post
CoD 4 was impressive 10 years ago when it was the new and different shooter with amazing graphics. This remaster is just an old game that I'm sick of with a new coat of paint and now an abysmal business model. Why would I want to buy it? And why would I want to buy another CoD that I don't want just so I could play this one? To say that I'm not interested is an understatement.
Then... don't buy it?Quote

14-12-2016, 22:48:52

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by ImprovizoR View Post
CoD 4 was impressive 10 years ago when it was the new and different shooter with amazing graphics. This remaster is just an old game that I'm sick of with a new coat of paint and now an abysmal business model. Why would I want to buy it? And why would I want to buy another CoD that I don't want just so I could play this one? To say that I'm not interested is an understatement.
I agree but that is all Dice/EA can do.Quote

15-12-2016, 08:11:13

RichardB
I like the idea of loot drops as an added feature and if done correctly (ie Overwatch) paid loot drops are no big deal, but to add micro-transactions to a game that's already behind an "Infinite Warfare" paywall that's 3-4 times more expensive than how much MWR should be worth is absolutely ridiculous!

Even if they made it stand alone THEN announced the loot drop micro-transactions afterwards, I feel that would have been more acceptable. I was pretty much certain I was going to get MWR once they made it stand alone, but now I'm not so sure... All we can do as consumers is vote with our wallets.Quote
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