Sony Plans To Charge Fees For MAG
Unveiled for the first time at E3 and much to the delight of those in attendance, MAG is now firmly on your radar if you're a PlayStation 3 owner. A MMO of epic proportions and designed to completely revolutionize the genre with its fresh gameplay approach, we can't wait to hear more about it.
However, while some of you who aren't used to online fees - after all, the Network is free - you may be surprised to learn you'll have to fork over a little cash if you wish to play. As TheBitBag reports, PlayStation Underground just issued "A Little Survey for an Exciting New Game," and apparently, that game is MAG. They ask you 15 different questions all relating to possibly Payment options for the game, which means Sony probably plans to charge a monthly or yearly fee. Here's a snapshot of the survey, although none of the questions are shown. The survey does include other information; EA, Sony and Activision are all buddying up to handle the server for the game, for example. MAG is a truly colossal undertaking from top to bottom from what we saw, so it's no surprise to hear about the possibility of fees being involved. Some PS3 owners who really never used a PC or Xbox Live certainly aren't familiar with the MMO, and may think charging a fee is just plain terrible...but that's the way MMOs work, buddy.
Yeah, you pay to play. It's what EverQuest players were doing since Day 1. Of course, these days, a game would have to be downright amazing for the console gamer to hand over the cash to play a game (on top of the money he had to pay to buy it). Hence, MAG had better deliver the goods...
Related Game(s): MAG
9/27/2008 Ben Dutka