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Mike O’Brien on Microtransactions

With so much coverage going on here at GWO following the Beta weekend, this almost slipped through the net. Mike O’Brien has been talking to PCGamers about the microtransacton model in Guild Wars 2 following last week’s announcement. The article/interview can be checked out on PCGamer. Here’s a quick snip:

“You know it’s not going to last”, O’Brien continues. “You see a lot of success in MMOs that don’t have monthly fees, however they monetise. Free-to-play or premium microtransactions, whatever. Now everybody’s catching onto it, and there’s going to be a lot more diversity in MMO business models. And as a gamer I’ve got to say – thank god.”