Isn't Destiny shareware? (Gaming)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Monday, March 06, 2023, 08:19 (413 days ago) @ Cody Miller

One of the biggest issues with paid games is that you have to be willing to put down the money for something you've yet to actually play, and often times you don't know that you dislike it until you can no longer refund it. (in the case of physical sales, the moment you open it, you can no longer return it) Free to play has the advantage of letting a player determine they enjoy the product and then give money to the developer if they so desire. Even if the game's design was completely reasonable in its pricing and what it offered, this would still be more advantageous as it greatly increases reach and thus a greater potential for profit.

That doesn’t fully explain why developers don’t just use shareware then.

What makes Destiny not shareware? The free version has a limited feature set. You pay for the full feature set.

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