Overwatch Not F2P?

While it is generally assumed that Overwatch will be a free-to-play game, Blizzard has never committed to a business model for their upcoming first-person shooter. Now an unconfirmed report on Kotaku states that the game is coming to consoles, saying that GameStop informs them they are accepting Overwatch preorders for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Blizzard does offer a boxed version of the F2P Heroes of the Storm for $20.00, but according to their GameStop source, the price tag on Overwatch is apparently $60.00. Update: An update to the Kotaku article shows a Blizzard splash page advertising preorders of boxed copies of the game confirming the game is coming to current-gen consoles and PC at retail, though this is labeled the "Origins Edition" and still could be a starter collection for a free-to-play game. The listing says all the content shown is expected by June 21, 2016.
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Re: Into the Black
Nov 7, 2015, 13:01
Kxmode
 
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Nov 7, 2015, 13:01
 Kxmode
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 21:56:
I've been thinking this for awhile, the place has become really negative lately. Aside from a couple of titles each new game is treated like it's the worst thing ever. Bummer. I admit I've been sucked into it too, but it just isn't good for the community.


When changes happen gamers get very grumpy. When the entire landscape of gaming changes very rapidly gamers lose their shit. Unfortunately these posts are a side effect of gamers being unable to reconcile these changes.
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 7, 2015, 03:12
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 7, 2015, 03:12
Nov 7, 2015, 03:12
 
ViRGE wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 20:26:
Am I the only person that would look forward to a full price retail no-microtransactions game? F2P/MT has ruined so many games over the last few years...

If you think Blizzard won't still end up charging $$$ for additional skins and heroes down the road, you are fooling yourself.

It is Blizzard though so it is possible that you might get some new heroes or skins for free or they will just keep the current hero pool stable like TF2, but I wouldn't bet on it. In 6 months time I'm sure you'll see the microtransactions start to move in.
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Re: Into the Black
Nov 6, 2015, 11:05
El Pit
 
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Re: Into the Black Nov 6, 2015, 11:05
Nov 6, 2015, 11:05
 El Pit
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 21:56:
I've been thinking this for awhile, the place has become really negative lately. Aside from a couple of titles each new game is treated like it's the worst thing ever.

It's a Star Wars thing. Only the Sith deal in absolutes.

Totally true! Devil
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 11:01
El Pit
 
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 11:01
Nov 6, 2015, 11:01
 El Pit
 
intermarer wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 05:19:
intermarer wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 05:18:
El Pit wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 03:31:
intermarer wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 02:49:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 20:05:
It's Blizzard, they could get $100, they have a crazy loyal base.
Hell yeah, I'd pay 100$ in a heartbeat

You do know that you can also back Star Citizen? For $1,000 and up? Just saying since money does not seem a problem for you.
I've already got around 150$ in Scam Citizen that I can't get back

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Re: Into the Black
Nov 6, 2015, 10:58
PHJF
 
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Re: Into the Black Nov 6, 2015, 10:58
Nov 6, 2015, 10:58
 PHJF
 
They *should* charge money. They're Blizzard, pretty much the only developer to have their own conference (or is QuakeCon still a thing?). F2P is for developers with no faith in their product or who are keen to gouge customers, nothing more. TF2 went F2P in late life and wasn't designed that way from the outset, and is the exception to the rule.

Overwatch doesn't need to be successful on the PC where it is going to be competing with a horde of MOBAs. I think it still can be, but it isn't necessary. PS4 is wide open for this type of game.
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Re: Into the Black
Nov 6, 2015, 07:58
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Re: Into the Black Nov 6, 2015, 07:58
Nov 6, 2015, 07:58
 
Slick wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 07:53:
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 21:56:
{PH}88fingers wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 19:39:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 19:27:
Are you guys getting angrier every day? Almost every post from you guys is like "I'M SO ANGRY! GRRRRRRR" Furious2

Take a chill pill.

+1

I've been thinking this for awhile, the place has become really negative lately. Aside from a couple of titles each new game is treated like it's the worst thing ever. Bummer. I admit I've been sucked into it too, but it just isn't good for the community.

so speak out against it.

it's just like politics, you sour the pot so bad that no one even wants to raise their voice against it. it's an ordeal now :/

Uh no, by speaking out against it you sour the pot more (especially when the person doing so is equally negative and nasty). If you want positivity here start by being positive and friendly and don't engage people who are obviously not. In the end this forum is like a river, you can pick and choose where to jump in, but you aren't going to change the flow. You can however start a new river-arm

If you don't offer a starting point for positivity then nothing will happen. In fact even I find this negative lately very odd, it's like we have posters here who actually hate gaming.. Even when I don't like a game, usually I actually played it in-depth before going off on tangential rants...

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Re: Into the Black
Nov 6, 2015, 07:53
Slick
 
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Re: Into the Black Nov 6, 2015, 07:53
Nov 6, 2015, 07:53
 Slick
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 21:56:
{PH}88fingers wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 19:39:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 19:27:
Are you guys getting angrier every day? Almost every post from you guys is like "I'M SO ANGRY! GRRRRRRR" Furious2

Take a chill pill.

+1

I've been thinking this for awhile, the place has become really negative lately. Aside from a couple of titles each new game is treated like it's the worst thing ever. Bummer. I admit I've been sucked into it too, but it just isn't good for the community.

so speak out against it.

it's just like politics, you sour the pot so bad that no one even wants to raise their voice against it. it's an ordeal now :/
For your transgressions you shall be labeled a shill, called an idiot and anytime you mention facts or disagree with a tribe member you will henceforth be known as a troll. The best you can hope for is that the labels won't haunt your offspring. -RedEye9
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 07:51
Slick
 
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 07:51
Nov 6, 2015, 07:51
 Slick
 
NKD wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 19:58:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 19:55:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 19:27:
Are you guys getting angrier every day? Almost every post from you guys is like "I'M SO ANGRY! GRRRRRRR" Furious2

Take a chill pill.

Considering the like, 4th post that appears in your post history where you concur with Zanthar on some really nasty insult you should maybe not throw pebbles out of that paper thin chill pill laced glass house

Ehem....

To be fair, Cutter DOES need to kill himself.

I lol'd

But to be fair, I think he's been dethroned in the last year by even nastier twats. he does have staying power though, he'll be grandfathered in.
For your transgressions you shall be labeled a shill, called an idiot and anytime you mention facts or disagree with a tribe member you will henceforth be known as a troll. The best you can hope for is that the labels won't haunt your offspring. -RedEye9
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 05:38
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 05:38
Nov 6, 2015, 05:38
 
LiTh wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 05:35:
Jackplug wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 01:30:
I'd give it 3 months or less and servers be dead!

I'll take that bet, hell i'll give you 3 years.
I raise, it's a Blizzard game, it'll run forever
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 05:35
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 05:35
Nov 6, 2015, 05:35
 
Jackplug wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 01:30:
I'd give it 3 months or less and servers be dead!

I'll take that bet, hell i'll give you 3 years.
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 05:19
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 05:19
Nov 6, 2015, 05:19
 
intermarer wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 05:18:
El Pit wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 03:31:
intermarer wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 02:49:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 20:05:
It's Blizzard, they could get $100, they have a crazy loyal base.
Hell yeah, I'd pay 100$ in a heartbeat

You do know that you can also back Star Citizen? For $1,000 and up? Just saying since money does not seem a problem for you.
I've already got around 150$ in Scam Citizen that I can't get back
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 05:18
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 05:18
Nov 6, 2015, 05:18
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 03:31:
intermarer wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 02:49:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 20:05:
It's Blizzard, they could get $100, they have a crazy loyal base.
Hell yeah, I'd pay 100$ in a heartbeat

You do know that you can also back Star Citizen? For $1,000 and up? Just saying since money does not seem a problem for you.
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 03:31
El Pit
 
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 03:31
Nov 6, 2015, 03:31
 El Pit
 
intermarer wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 02:49:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 20:05:
It's Blizzard, they could get $100, they have a crazy loyal base.
Hell yeah, I'd pay 100$ in a heartbeat

You do know that you can also back Star Citizen? For $1,000 and up? Just saying since money does not seem a problem for you.
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 03:29
El Pit
 
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 03:29
Nov 6, 2015, 03:29
 El Pit
 
Okay, so this should be $60 retail + $9.99 monthly subscription + $20 in-game store microtransactions + online only (servers going down in 5 years or so or 6 months after the release of Overwatch 2 in 3 years). Yes, I'm sure this will sell like sliced bread fresh from the oven because it has an ActicBlizz label on it.
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 02:49
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 02:49
Nov 6, 2015, 02:49
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 20:05:
It's Blizzard, they could get $100, they have a crazy loyal base.
Hell yeah, I'd pay 100$ in a heartbeat
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 02:49
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 02:49
Nov 6, 2015, 02:49
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 20:05:
It's Blizzard, they could get $100, they have a crazy loyal base.
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 02:12
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 02:12
Nov 6, 2015, 02:12
 
Well this is interesting. I guess everyone assumed Overwatch would be F2P because Blizzard's last two games were F2P and they are wildly successful. Also there is a kind of Team Fortressy feel to the game, and that game went F2P ages ago. I'm definitely not going to be paying full price for this.
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 01:30
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 01:30
Nov 6, 2015, 01:30
 
$60 hahaha... No fucking chance!

I'd give it 3 months or less and servers be dead!
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 6, 2015, 00:06
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 6, 2015, 00:06
Nov 6, 2015, 00:06
 
Yeah $60 for a multiplayer only, servers will probably be empty in a few months game just doesn't seem that good of a value. I'd rather play the new UT, It looks much better anyway and the price is right.
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P?
Nov 5, 2015, 23:56
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Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 5, 2015, 23:56
Nov 5, 2015, 23:56
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 20:39:
ViRGE wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 20:26:
Am I the only person that would look forward to a full price retail no-microtransactions game? F2P/MT has ruined so many games over the last few years...

$60 for a mp only game with a couple modes is poor value. Not saying it wouldn't be worth it in the end, but people expect a campaign and other single player / co-op content for a full price boxed copy.
Personally, I'm a Tribes player. I find SP content to be a distraction in a good MP game. Do one thing and do it well (and throw in some bots).
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