Dave Brevik, the leader of developer Gazillion, believes that the cost of the Ultimate Pack for the upcoming Marvel Heroes video game is not too high given the content the company plans to include and is comparable to the long-term costs of World of Warcraft or League of Legends.
The executive tells Eurogamer that, “If you stop to think about it, many people have spent way more than that on World of Warcraft or League of Legends. You have to realise how much you're getting for that Ultimate Pack. That's one of the packages available. We have other packages available as well that have a different price point.”
Brevik also says that the sticker price for the Ultimate Pack, set at 199.99 dollars (150 Euro) is three times smaller than the value of the attached content.
Those who want to buy Founder Packs for Marvel Heroes also have other lower pricing options and even buying those is optional because the game offers a free-to-play business model.
The developer adds, “League of Legends is a prime example of something where I personally have spent over a thousand dollars on that game. I've spent more than that on World of Warcraft. It's an upfront discount. That's why it seems expensive, but in the long run you'll save quite a bit of money.”
World of Warcraft is the last major MMO on the market that asks players for a monthly subscription.
League of Legends is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena title which asks players to pay for some of the available heroes, who are rotated in and out of the line-up.
Marvel Heroes will allow gamers to select from a number of superheroes created by the comic book company and then group with their friends in order to battle Dr.Doom.
The game launches during the spring of this year.