|Indian PC gamers upset at Origin price increases|
|Posted: 06.07.2013 14:41 by||Comments: 7|
Gamers in India will be spending more rupees on their PC games off Origin, Electronic Arts' digital distribution service, though in EA's case, it's because of foreigners taking advantage of the low prices in the first price.
Games were normally 1000-1500 rupees ($16.50-25 USD), which made foreign gamers create bogus Indian accounts so they could take take advantage. To combat that, Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals pre-orders are now 3500 rupees ($58).
This has put innocent Indian gamers in the crossfire, as they will now have to deal with more-than-doubled prices for new games. To protest, a new Twitter hashtag #EAPCIndia has appeared.
What's the solution here? Perhaps EA could give discounts to players who own India-based credit cards or have some legit proof of residency. It's a shame outsiders have made their gamer experience pricier.