fanatic2 wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:58 pm
What is the smart play in terms of holding off on big game purchases on the Xbox? I'm afraid that if I buy games like Mass Effect Legendary Edition or Resident Evil 8, they will end up on Game Pass within a year and I'll be regretting it.
I think this varies by person and publisher. All Microsoft titles land on GamePass on Day One. Sure looks like Bethesda titles are heading that way, too. I doubt EA's games will, though, even though EA Play was rolled into GamePass.
So, you need to decide just how badly you MUST play a game around its release window before deciding whether you purchase or not, and again that varies by person and publisher.
For example, I no longer buy Madden. I just wait and play the previous year's version until the current version comes to GamePass. Same with the NHL series. But I buy FIFA every year. One, my youngest son and I love it. We both play it a lot. So, I will get value for $60 by buying on release day. Plus FIFA stays out of the EA Play Vault longer than any of its titles -- maybe because it's the most popular and profitable EA Sports title globally.
Release Day purchases for me come down to titles in a series or franchise that I'm almost CERTAIN I'll enjoy. The next The Division game? Day One purchase. The next Isle of Man TT game? Day One purchase. The next F1 game? Eh, not sure. Love the series, but most of the changes and improvements seem to be incremental every year, and the Codemasters/now EA Sports F1 games always seem to make it to GamePass sooner or later.
Before GamePass, I probably bought 10-15 games per year, between full price and sale purchases. Now I might buy five. I'd just rather wait for GamePass on most titles -- that's why I subscribe.
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