Video game Deluxe Editions have doubled the price of gaming and fans are furious

THE price of games and consoles are increasing all the time, making an expensive hobby even more pricey. With the number of games releasing, gamers have had to make some sacrifices, choosing more carefully the games they want to buy. Infinite Wealth locks New Game + behind a paywall. One part of this that has been making the choices even harder is a concerning trend that’s been happening in gaming. Games are locking off more content than ever behind additional purchases at not insignificant price points. The one that people are taking notice of is the rise of Deluxe Editions where the main draw is that you are able to play the game before its official release date. Players have to pay up to £20/$20 over the already steep £70/$70 price tag, just to play the game as soon as it is available. More in Gaming INFINITE FUN I’m a Yakuza superfan and the new Like a Dragon game made me cry BOOKISH Gamers are shocked by the increasing price of gaming merch – & it’s not a bad thing People who purchase these Deluxe Editions can play games up to a week early, making them an essential top-up for some players. The hype around a game is highest when it’s released, and purchasing it later carries a risk of seeing spoilers on social media. It seems wild that a game would not be available to those who purchase it on the day it first becomes available, but this is almost the norm now. However, the release date isn’t the only thing that developers are now putting behind a paywall. Most read in Gaming TAKE THE MIC ‘Is this for real?’ PS5 users cry after hearing about genius mic trick PS PLUS PlayStation fans can’t believe incredible deal for […]

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