I’ve been talking with my buddies about subscription based services – for example Netflix, Spotify or Office 365. And we just kinda thought that Steam should have an option to buy some sort of monthly subscription packages to use the whole catalog – or some parts of it.
For example you want to play some shooters? Pay €20 monthly and play whatever you want. Want to play some RTS or RPGs? Pay for the whole package and enjoy. That’s just a crazy example but the thing is would people do that? What about publishers and developers? I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t like that at first.
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They could divide it all into categories or even offer the whole catalog for some crazy price like €100 a month. This kind of sounds unreal at the moment but considering all big services are now subscription based this could change the way we play games.
I know that I would take advantage of that kind of model because sometimes I just don’t want to play games at certain times and I would simply stop paying for the service in the summer season. I don’t really buy any big AAA titles like Call of Duty or Battlefield anymore but it would be just fun to have this broad catalog to play with.
Of course it would all be optional and it could be used with the current model so if you stop paying you still have the games you own. What do you think guys?