Blames it on inflation.
Evidently craving another public relations disaster, CCP Games is back in the news for this week’s afternoon unpopular announcement dump. In a post on the official website, CCP announced that Eve Online will be receiving a massive price hike to its subscription. Starting this year, it will now cost you $20 per month for your Eve Online subscription. Yes the cost is going up 33% this year.
Why? Inflation. Cost of production. Nonsense business words. Don’t think about it too much.
To continue investing in EVE Online’s evolution and growth, and to realize our mission of EVE Forever, we are updating the price of all existing Omega and PLEX. This adjustment reflects global trends impacting general production costs and accounts for years of inflation, amending the 1-month USD subscription rate for the first time since 2004. These adjustments will have an impact on other currencies.
I guess it would make sense if Eve Online weren’t literally the only MMO seeing these kind of drastic price increases. But somehow every other developer in the industry seems capable of not blowing their subscription prices out of the water this year.
Response is shockingly not positive. It’ll have to be seen if the community actually votes with their wallets or if they suck it up and accept the new cost.
Source: Eve Online via MassivelyOP