Silent Hill is now a pinball machine. (Destiny)

by narcogen ⌂ @, Andover, Massachusetts, Saturday, November 02, 2019, 06:25 (1584 days ago) @ Claude Errera

Instead of implementing a satisfying reward in-game, they put time, effort and resources into making yet another overpriced cosmetic (albeit an irl cosmetic) you can buy to show you did a thing in-game.

Except that the people hired to do stuff like design real toys you can buy in the store are NOT the same people hired to build in-game rewards.

It's not the people, it's the money. The money comes from the same place. They took the money people gave them for the Destiny digital gaming product and put it towards making merch that some people won't ever get a chance to buy (raid jackets) or merch that some people who buy the $60 game can't or won't justify (foam swords).

It's possible for a company to migrate from one product category to another if markets incentivize it.

Silent Hill is now a pinball machine.

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