A couple of years ago friend gamer, debating for microtransference in video games told me, joke: "Soon they will charge one euro for the pixel"Well, friend Paco, that moment has arrived. Activision updates the list of objects and helps in the game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and what seemed incredible happened: sells a point on the screen for one dollar.
It's not a joke. It is a red dot, a simple crossroads that will be used with reflex weapons. It has the advantage of being red on the stage and reflecting overnight. But it does not cease to be a simple red dot. It costs 100 COD points, equivalent to 1 dollar, although it is promoting Christmas and now it's worth 50 COD points (50 cents).
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is one of the best-selling games of the year. A shooter of the militaristic multi-player action, which has millions of users:
On microtransaction They are common in this game, because you can buy costumes, decorative items, maps and other content. But I never reached the extreme of Sell a point on the screen for one dollar.
On shopping in video games they are the subject of debate in the industry. Because the dividing line offers additional optional content, and pure greed for companies is very good.
Here you can see the familiar ones red dot for one dollar in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4:
Last year there was a very serious controversy with grab boxes or captive the box, casual rewards that you can buy with money. Many experts believe that they are dependent and unsuitable for minors. Many games have eliminated them and others have been reduced. In some countries, such as Belgium and the Netherlands, they banned them. 15 countries of the European Union, including Spain, gathered to regulate.
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After the storm, it seems that companies are once again losing their fears of microtransactions. In COD: Black Ops 4, you can buy a point for one dollar.
Activision earns $ 4 billion a year in microtransactions.