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Let us vote on the free game of the month

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I want there to be and option of 2 or 4 games that we can choose to use as the PlayStation plus free game of the month

 

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Feb 23, 2014

I can't see this ever happening. It would be a nightmare when it comes to securing contracts and allocating funds with the developers. 

 

That is, the game developers arent going to sign on to give their game away for free unless they're certain they'll get X amount of money from Sony for the contract. Sony isn't going to offer X amount of money to the developer unless their certain on the amount of people who'll download it. 

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Feb 23, 2014

And if the company who makes the game doesn't want it to go out for free?

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ck2875 wrote:

I can't see this ever happening. It would be a nightmare when it comes to securing contracts and allocating funds with the developers. 

 

That is, the game developers arent going to sign on to give their game away for free unless they're certain they'll get X amount of money from Sony for the contract. Sony isn't going to offer X amount of money to the developer unless their certain on the amount of people who'll download it. 


Nailed it on the head. Developers aren't giving their games away for free, Sony has to pay them to give up those sales. Don't be greedy either, you're getting multiple free games a month between PS4 and PS3. Be happy with that.

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Feb 23, 2014

ck2875 wrote:

I can't see this ever happening. It would be a nightmare when it comes to securing contracts and allocating funds with the developers. 

 

That is, the game developers arent going to sign on to give their game away for free unless they're certain they'll get X amount of money from Sony for the contract. Sony isn't going to offer X amount of money to the developer unless their certain on the amount of people who'll download it. 


this and also games are negotiated over weeks/months ahead of when they actually become free.

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Winscar_Shinobi wrote:

ck2875 wrote:

I can't see this ever happening. It would be a nightmare when it comes to securing contracts and allocating funds with the developers. 

 

That is, the game developers arent going to sign on to give their game away for free unless they're certain they'll get X amount of money from Sony for the contract. Sony isn't going to offer X amount of money to the developer unless their certain on the amount of people who'll download it. 


this and also games are negotiated over weeks/months ahead of when they actually become free.


Ah. Didn't know that.

 

On a side note, what about a compromise? Too bad Sony can't release a list of the ones that will be coming out and then have a vote on them.


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Feb 24, 2014

As seen on Steam community sale votes, the masses pick horrible games.

 

One game that is already super cheap and has a tiny discount somehow beats a game that rarely gets discounted but has a huge discount.

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No.

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No.


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leward8 wrote:

I want there to be and option of 2 or 4 games that we can choose to use as the PlayStation plus free game of the month

 

Edit: Changed label. For more information on labels, please see this post: http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-General/Labels-Best-Practices-in-PS-General/td-p/...


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