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Phil Spencer hints at a future Game Pass price hike

CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer spoke about the possibility of price increases for consoles, games and Game Pass at the Wall Street Journal’s annual Tech Live conference (thanks to The Verge for transcribing.) “We’ve held price on our console, we’ve held price on games and our subscription. I don’t think we’ll be able to do that forever,” Spencer admits. “I do think at some point we’ll have to raise some prices on certain things.” He was quick to point out, though, that these changes wouldn’t come into effect this holiday season, as Microsoft wants to “maintain the prices that…

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Crusader Kings 2 is getting a subscription service just for its DLC

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 19 February 2021 11:43 GMT You can access around $300 of content for a pretty low monthly fee.Paradox is rolling out a subscription service for grand strategy title Crusader Kings 2.The Swedish games firm announced the move in a post on its forums, saying that users could subscribe for $4.99/£3.99 a month for full access to every bit of Crusader Kings 2 content.Since its launch back in 2012, Paradox has released in the region of $300 worth of extra content for the strategy game, with this subscription service apparently being a way to make it affordable…

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Epic may be looking to introduce a monthly subscription to Fortnite

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:42 GMT Epic Games is apparently looking into the possibility of a monthly subscription for Fortnite.As spotted by Twitter user Firemonkey, the studio is sending out a survey asking Fortnite players for their feedback on some marketing creative for this new scheme, dubbed the Monthly Crew Pack.Signing up for this means players will receive Fortnite’s Battle Pass, a new outfit that will later be sold to non-subscribers and 1,000 of the V-Bucks in-game currency each month. Epic is also asking respondents whether they’d pay $15.99 for this package.Since its launch back in 2017,…