Days Gone Director: ‘If You Love a Game, Buy It at F***ing Full Price’
Like everyone else has said, people aren’t gonna buy it right after it releases if it’s reception is that it is full of performance issues. And I’m sure as hell not gonna roll the dice by pre ordering.I’ll happily pay full price for a new release if it deserves it. I just bought It Takes Two for 40 bucks. It’s from the people who made A Way Out. Amazing coop game and I want to see more from the developer, so I’ll happily vote with my wallet there. And guess what? It’s a fully polished, finished game.
There's very few franchises I'll buy day one and that list shrinks pretty quickly.
Didn't the game score low partially due to how buggy it was at launch?Certainly stopped me from buying it at full price.
How can you love a game before you’ve purchased it? Surely he isn’t advocating that people buy games twice?
Wasn’t Days Gone not well received at first because of technical issues? Seems strange to release a game unpolished and be surprised when people wait to get it on sale, if at all.It’s also just a bad idea nowadays to buy a game full price without waiting to see reception to it. Even with that you might get screwed like with Cyberpunk where they only let people review the version that ran relatively ok. Still can’t believe they got away with that move.
That’s a weird thing to say bc I can’t love a game until I buy it, and there are very few I will give the benefit of the doubt to at full price.Pay 60/70 bucks to find out if something sucks?
Since developers like releasing buggy, broken games(Cyberpunk, Anthem etc.) I don't buy games at launch anymore. Why should I spend my hard earned money on something that doesn't work.
Well make a finished fucking game. Saying this to gaming industry as a whole.
I'll pay full price when games are launched in a completed state, that isn't a buggy shit show.Until then they'll get my money when the game is at least 65% off original price and like it.
No, I don't think I will
How do I know I'm gonna love a game before I play it?
If you love your work, ship when its fucking ready.Sounds like that works in the opposite direction too!
Every time I think I'm just starting to like this game the voice actor for Deacon starts shouting his voice lines at the top of his lungs
Counterpoint: "If you want me to buy a game at full price, make a better fucking game."Blaming gamers for buying games on sale is a ridiculous attempt to shift blame for why the IP ultimately failed. This guy just sounds like a petulant child throwing a temper tantrum because he didn't get what he wanted.Blame your publisher for shitty refund practices that don't allow us to try a game for a couple hours before we decide if we want to keep it. Blame your publisher for putting your game on sale 5 months after launch. Blame yourself for not launching a finished product that people couldn't wait to play. Don't blame the very people who are the only reason you have a job in the first place.
I would, if games nowadays got released in a fully, working, stable and complete state...
Gimme a demo so I can fuckin' find out if I love it.
lol well he just instantly lost a lot of love with that statement
Days Gone was mediocre at launch and was riddled with issues. The dude wants us to blindly put faith in a new IP despite putting put a bug-riddled mess.Sucker Punch launched Ghost of Tsushima, and is a new IP. Word about how good it is and high quality of it, and it spread like wildfire, causing loads of people to buy it at full price.Sucker Punch put out good quality games and thus securing more fans willing to put in the money where their mouth is.
/r/tomorrow has jokes about buying Nintendo games at full price so then the *poor indie developers* at Nintendo don't starveToday that joke is real
I agree if the game is top-notch at launch (and you can watch reviews to find out), but if your game is half-backed, even if the mechanics, graphics & story are good, it already devalues your game at half the price for me.
While he does sound salty, I do feel bad for any devs reading comments about their upcoming game and mostly seeing "I'll wait till it's a PS+ game" (Godfall, Dreams, Days Gone, etc.) or "This should come to gamepass!" (every game apparently).
Lol, maybe if devs didn't keep releasing half finished games I'd be more inclined to buy them at full price on release day.
If it's a game from a company like Naughty Dog, Insomniac, Sony Santa Monica, Fromsoftware or even Rockstar then sure. Sony Bend has NO reason to be saying this though. They took an incredibly long time to come out with a game, and that game was arguably Sony's worst exclusive game they produced on the PS4. It wasn't a bad game but it was mediocre compared to everything Sony puts out. Guy just sounds bitter that the sequel got canned, which is understandable if you put all your efforts into a game for multiple years of your life. But it just wasn't a quality franchise game going forward and most of us should understand that. More opportunities for a better game to come from it.
Agreed; FINISH THE DAMN GAME BEFORE LAUNCH and then I'll consider it. It's not worth it anymore to pre-order anything because we keep getting lied to! I'm not your fucking free beta tester for something that should've been fixed, polished, and fully completed well before it ever had a price tag on it. I'm sick of getting half of what I paid for and a third of what I was promised!Now, some things do happen between announcement and Launch, I understand. Not all things are doable in the time or budget allowed; but when you have repeated incidents like Batman, Assassin's Creed, No Man's Sky, it becomes quite clear that the value for time and devotion on my end isn't there.You wanna hitch your britches and tell me to pay for what I love? I'll do that when you're capable of delivering something of that caliber the first time. Until then, fuck you kindly.
I guess if you belong to a lower income bracket, buy the game at a discount and love it with all your heart, your opinion ultimately doesn’t matter since you didn’t pay full price.Fuck this guy. I’m glad he can’t finish his story.
Maybe make a game worth loving? Days Gone was fine, and a sequel would have had a lot of potential to be great, but I would have been very disappointed if I paid full price for it. It just doesn't compete with tLoU, God of War, Spiderman, Horizon, Bloodborne. It's a tier or two (or three) lower imo.
I was enjoying Outriders on gamepass, so I paid full price for the PS5 version. Haven’t been able to log on since day 2. If you want me to pay full price make games that are complete and that actually work.
The last time I tried to buy a game at full price, it turned out to be Cyberpunk. I’ll stick with waiting til the price drops thanks.
While I categorically disagree with this precise statement, because that implies that whatever price they set is *the right price*, I think he has a tangential point in that if you buy used games you are absolutely not supporting the developers. So if there's a game you really want to play, consider buying it on sale but new instead of used
How do I know I love a game before I buy it?
Should I ask my magic 8 ball if I love the game before I've ever bought it?
Virgin 'buys at full price' consumer:* Pre-orders games for digital deluxe bonuses * Always buys games at full price * Pays for the privilege of playtesting unfinished games * Continues to support unethical games development by paying for games from studios that have a toxic work culture * Spends so much money on loot boxes that game developers don't bother making decent expansion content anymoreChad 'patient gamer' consumer:* Waits for reviews before purchasing games * Never pre-orders * Avoids games that lock content behind exclusivity such as platforms or pre-orders * Never pays for lootboxes * Waits for games to be finished before buying them on sale * Will wait *years* to play a game that is content-complete and patched * If a game is never fixed, the game will never be purchased * Votes with wallet
If you make a game, finish the f*cking thing before release.
Lol make a complete fucking game before you sell it thenAnd how can you love a game before you play it? Was he drunk when he said those things
Sure. I’ll do that when games are released actually complete and not full of micro transactions.Also, wasn’t this game buggy when it was released? I remember there being bugs when I played it.
If you want people to buy your game at fucking full price you should try releasing a fucking finished, polished game.
Don't give it to me for free on PSN, tinhead
Bit awkward when your game is literally on the ps plus collection...for free.....*cricket noises*
I’m not responsive to game developers who say: “buy it at fucking full price.”
Why is everyone so hot on this game all of a sudden? It really isn’t that great, not every game Sony releases is some masterpiece or underrated gem. Sometimes a decent game is just a decent game
He says that after making his game free on PS + , Ps+ collection and Ps Now nice
I bought the game at full price, but now that next gen games have gone to the 69.99 price tag, I'll be waiting for sales for games.
No. With the amount of unpolished games coming out within the last few years, I will never buy a game at full price again. Devs lately seem to think that they can charge full price for a beta test, and fix bugs later. That is not acceptable to me.Also Days Gone is an average zombie game. I know DG2 isn't being made and that is in the news cycle right now, but damn the first one was pretty meh. Riddled with bugs when it came out, and just some annoying gameplay mechanics. Days Gone didn't do anything to earn that full $ price tag. It's free for PSN and that seems more of where the value in the game is.
The fact he’s said this when Days Gone released buggy as fuck is outrageous. Fuck Days Gone. Fuck those devs.Happy Sony didn’t green light a sequel to this generic open world zombie shite. Because that’s what it is.