POLL: Purchasing AOE4 outright versus subscribing to it for a monthly fee

Quote from this interview :


I think the real disruptor to PC game pricing for Microsoft is going to be PC Game Pass. We will be part of that and see how gamers respond to the notion of subscribing to a game as opposed to outright purchasing it. But the number one thing is to keep our community happy.

What would make you guys, as the community happy? Having to pay a larger, one time fee to then own AOE4? Or paying smaller, recurring fees to “rent” access to it?

  • Subscribe to access AOE4
  • One time fee to buy AOE4

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As a person who is mostly interested in one title or franchise, AoE, I will definitely buy it. But I have plenty friends who play one title at launch and then move to the next one, so they are more than happy with the gamepass.

I mean, this question seems to presume that there’s only once answer allowed, but the current implementation of Game Pass allows you to do it either way. I personally will want to purchase it outright (because I’m a hopeless AoE fanboy), but I have nothing against people who want to just try it using a subscription service.


no,i can’t pay 60 dollars(500 tl) for a single game.i will choice gamepass

Age of Empires is the kind of game you replay over and over again during years, so buying it once and forever is the logical answer here imo. In fact, it’s a shame that Microsoft doesn’t publish their games in a DRM-Free format, too.

I’m a collecter as possible as i can and a fan of age series, of course i will buy the game =) but if release more expensive than i expect i probably wait a little bit to buy on sale or stack money

I want to own my copy, not rent it from MS.