NBA 2K21 takes a little heat online after the fans have discovered advertisements in the game. They have not appeared immediately, appearing as magic one month after their exit. Perhaps they hoped no one would notice it? As, these videos pushing the Oculus Quest 2 that make each load screen 15 seconds longer than necessary? These advertisements? Yeah, people have really noticed them, guys.
You think that 2k games would have learned his lesson after this thing happened last year. I guess the indignation of fans is worth less than advertising dollars. To be honest, most things on the planet land are worth less than advertising dollars. Companies are rather happy to reduce their GDP of one or two to make sure you see their toothpaste, their pubic hairspress or their luxury cars. So far, only EA and 2K derive these manifiers, but the rest of the AAA crew is probably not far behind. Who cares about indignation of consumers when it pays so well, amirite ???
Well, Games videos, I have terrible news. The players vote with their portfolio. You can not even whisper Denuvo in a shell on a deserted beach without your last version being rejected into oblivion. Players are a sensitive and warned group, ready to move mountains from corporate greed. It’s not as if these complaints came at the end of record sales! It’s not as if consumer indignation waves have never destroyed one business in the history of the media! No matter the proof contrary I found after five minutes of research.
Indignation generates clicks like coal in a train engine, but it does not hurt who it is supposed to do it. If players really want to stick to these huge corporate homuncules, they must vote with their portfolio. Otherwise, publishers like EA and Take-Two simply fire people until the actions are starting again. In other words, the only way to overcome these advertisements is never to see them. Even if it requires never buy the games in question.