The latest Need for Speed game hasn’t had the greatest critical reception but that’s done little to stop developer Ghost Games from promising not to charge for additional content to the game. The news comes from Ghost Game’s Creative Director Craig Sullivan who was interviewed by Vice.
“You can never say never, as if we ended up doing DLC for this game for 10 years, I can’t know what’s happening in 10 years’ time. All I can say is, honestly, hand on heart, is there are absolutely no plans to charge for content in this game,” Sullivan said.
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“We’re going to give you everything for free. I’ve seen the plans for what’s going to happen over the next few weeks and months – there’s nothing in there, by which I mean, we don’t even have the ability to charge you in the game. There’s no store to speak of,” he continued, referring to the fact that the game has no store built-in to support paid content.
He goes on to state that Ghost Games is taking feedback into account to decide what’s needed.
“Everything we’re doing is focusing on listening to what the fans are asking for. They’re certainly not saying to us, “Can you build a load of stuff and charge us for it?” They’re not saying that, so we’re not doing that. I know some people when we do press like this, they say, “Yeah, but I’m sure it’ll all change in a week or two, or six months.” It’s not going to,” he explained.
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Considering that games like PayDay 2 promised something similar but failed the community by reneging on its commitments, it will be interesting to see if Ghost Games can pull this off. Sullivan seems optimistic.
“The plan is that there are no transactions in this game. All of the content that we’re going to give you – a pretty substantial amount in the future, starting pretty soon – is going to be free. That’s what players deserve.”