Racing video game companies these days provide services subscription games, such as Xbox Game Pass and EA Access/Origin and other services, but is this model without the disadvantages?
Mat Piscatella local NPD knowledge and criticized the business model for these services and the fact that companies pay developers based on time spent by players on these games. This will lead to a lack of development and will lead to forcing the developers to follow specific pathways in the development of their toys of the future, and in general this will not be good for itself in the end.
My take – Subscription services are generally good for market growth. However, paying developers based on a time played metric will be bad for game variety, lock future game development into a select set of paths, and ultimately not be good for that platform’s gaming as a whole.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) March 25, 2019