No Online Pass for Fuse

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Joystiq said:
Insomniac Games will present a demo prior to Fuse's launch on May 28, for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players, the developer has confirmed in an online FAQ. Fuse will support split-screen and online play, lacks micro-transactions and will not ship with an online pass.

Originally billed as Overstrike, Fuse was delayed earlier this year before a final launch date of May 28 was settled upon. All pre-orders unlock additional gear for each of the headless four protagonists.

Link: Joystiq


It would be suicide if the game came with an Online Pass requirement and the infamous, micro-transactions. This is a long stretch but I hope that EA has finally acknowledged the fact that such things will only hurt them(More so if it's a new IP).
 
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It's already suicide that they changed the stylized look and feel of Overstrike to the grayer, browner, bland and boring Fuse and made the characters more generic to appeal to the "older" CoD audience.

“The game started out with a much more stylized and campy direction. We were actually going for something on the level of Ratchet & Clank, except with humans,” Allgeier said. “Maybe it was going to appeal to gamers who, we thought at the time, might be in their late teens. The industry’s changed quite a bit… We would focus test the game in front of a lot of gamers, and get their opinion. These are people that regularly play PlayStation 3 and Xbox games. We started to discover that everyone thought this was a game for their younger brother. We would hear this from 12-year-olds. So we decided that we needed to make a game that had an older appeal.”
They took advice from 12 YEAR OLDS! Fuck you EA.

(The above is an excerpt from http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/28/always-independent-the-story-of-insomniac-games)
 
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[QUOTE="Shibby, post: 6062818]It's already suicide that they changed the stylized look and feel of Overstrike to the grayer, browner, bland and boring Fuse and made the characters more generic to appeal to the "older" CoD audience.



They took advice from 12 YEAR OLDS! Fuck you EA.

(The above is an excerpt from http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/28/always-independent-the-story-of-insomniac-games)[/QUOTE]I don't disagree with you. Overstrike looked far more appealing than, Fuse. What I am hopeful here is that, EA will abandon their ridiculous practice of Online passes and Micro-transactions.
 

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[QUOTE="Fon, post: 6063544]I don't disagree with you. Overstrike looked far more appealing than, Fuse. What I am hopeful here is that, EA will abandon their ridiculous practice of Online passes and Micro-transactions.[/QUOTE]

Wouldn't count on it. I think they are doing this out of the idea that this probably won't be that popular of a title. Don't want to do anything to hurt sales.