How long before MS gates PC gaming by requiring a Games For Windows Live $50 a year subscription to play online though?
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Haven't they said they were gonna do this a few other times in the past? I thought that was billed as one of the "great benefits" of GFWL when it was coming out.
Yes and No.
The Win10 system is going to allow you to buy once, play where ever. It will also allow devs to use a singular player base in the multiplayer as all the platforms are running the same code. It will be up to the Devs to create a system where K/M people don't have an inherent advantage...
Since it is so obvious though that it will not work well on games like FPSs (imagine a touch screen user going against a K/M ) I am thinking games like BF and COD will have to have some sort of gates...where you have K/M servers that allow one off controller players [in case you really want to paly with a friend] and then Controller Only servers [where you make your PC friend get a controller]. Just my take on the situation.
GFWL allowed PC and 360 players to play on the same servers (that is how I used to play Shadowrun; owned it on PC) , but didn't allow a "purchase once" program. Cross platform worked, and worked well. But they couldn't monetize the PC players so they shut it down bit by bit. No idea what the plan is to monetize players with Win10...but the world is different now. They used to never get a cut of PC game sales, but now if games are selling through the Win10 store, they are going to get their cut. Maybe that will be enough to off set the Live GOLD subscriptions they could potentially lose.
But, I for sure think the primary application here is going to be Arcade games like #IDARB.
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