I was just having a discussion with my friend about an MMO (Dungeons & Dragons Online) which sells all of its content packs in a bundle for a one time fee of $250, rather than having you pay a monthly fee.
I though this was really smart, because that’s months and months worth of content, and hundreds of hours of playtime. And realistically, if you’re going to be spending that much time with a game, $250 shouldn’t be that much, considering $60 is the price of a standard game that can be anywhere from 15-50 hours long.
With something like an MMO, or Skyrim, or Breath of the Wild, or Witcher 3, I think some strong cases can be made for charging upwards of $100+ for those experiences, considering their vastness and depth of content.
Now, I’m not the kind of person who makes the argument of “one dollar, one hour,” because frankly, I feel that’s a silly way to judge the value of a game, so I’d probably be more open to a change in pricing.
I understand that $60 is a lot, but do you feel there are games worth more than $60? If so, what are they? If not… why not?