Microtransactions anyone? Oh, well. It sucks and destroys the quality of online games. Individual, especially hardcore gamers tend to share a substantial disdain for microtransactional models. The disdain apparently levels up in games that cost US$60 or more. Sure, you’d want to enjoy the game without introducing any further hole in your pocket because you’ve spent a large amount of cash on it. You want the game to be 100% free. “Don’t you dare ask for more money from me! keep yourself from showing the bloody menu to me. it’s simply cheapening the entire experience FOR ME! GET LOST!”, is something that a majority of us feels. Although this may be true, it’s important to realize no matter how much individuals hate microtransactions, 1 out of every 10 individuals has been silently sweetening the kitty when it comes to such business models of the gaming industry. Believe it or not, microtransactions are more transparent retail medium compared to the regular purchase of a certain game. Gamers are often found cursing the existence of such monetization models, but based on the record spending on in-app purchases, they are the ones who’re indirectly justifying the existence of such cash-spinning strategies.
The influence of monetization in gaming industry through microtransaction is here to stay. In fact, it has only grown bigger and better over the time span. Not only was the scheme is a dominant monetization model on mobile phone games and social network, but its impact can be witnessed on PC and console, too. The overall struggling MMO’S (Massively Multi-player Online Games) have found solace in MTX (Microtransactions). Global high-and-mighty games like League of Legends are ruling the globe via selling skins and champions while Team Fortress 2 has gone free-toplay with the in-app monetization strategy. World of Tanks, the free-toplay juggernaut, ported itself to the 360. Henceforth, MTX has traced its path into dominant AAA premium games, either via Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s Helix Credits or Mass Effect 3’s Card Packs.