$30 a month. To play a computer game(s). <old man> Back in my day, the damn games cost $30 each ! And you could play as long as you wanted, not one lousy month! And you could have unlimited characters !</oldman>
There’s little doubt in my mind that most of the people on Station Access will stay on it. They’ll have done their homework, and more people will suck it up and pay to offset those few who cancel angrily.
I have a very negative opinion of it over character slots; I can see the attraction if you want to play many games, but I’m not that kind of person. Apparently, I’m not the only one – so many people I know buy Station Access because that way they can have more characters. The extra characters aren’t a bonus; they’re the primary reason for the purchase. And Sony knows this too.
Still, I feel vindicated in that I knew this was coming – big big price increases as long as players put up with it. And people flock to this pricing scheme by all accounts.
I’m beginning to wonder if they’re going to lose people like me as subscribers completely at some point – because they don’t have a $15-ish subscription available. Could they get away with not offering subscriptions to individual games ? With this kind of cost and revenue, I’m beginning to wonder.
I really didn’t need a push towards LOTRO and $10 / month. But thanks for the reminder, Sony, on one reason why I should grab onto it with both hands.