Valve Responds To Criticism Over Monetization In ‘Artifact’
Last year Valve announced a new game called Artifact which is a card game based on DotA 2. However it seems that during a recent beta of the game, gamers discovered how the company plans on monetizing the game which seems to involve players spending real-life money for pretty much everything.
Basically gamers need to pay for the game, after which they’ll need to pay to buy cards to build decks to play the game. Cards can also be won through game modes that require event tickets to participate, and yes as you might have guessed, those tickets need to be bought using real-life money as well.
Safe to say many players weren’t too happy about all the money they would have to spend, to which Valve has since responded. One of the changes the company is making involves unwanted cards. “We’re adding a system that allows extra, unwanted cards to be recycled into event tickets. This feature will ship before the end of the beta period.”
We get that spending money to get new cards is part of such games (see Hearthstone and Magic: the Gathering), but hopefully by allowing users to recycle unwanted cards into event tickets will help reduce the overall costs to gamers. Artifact is currently slated for a release on the 28th of November.
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