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F1 2021: already a controversy with EA …

EA is hardly installed in the Formula 1 gaming industry and is already causing controversy. Questionable ? A price increase for the F1 license since the American company took over Codemasters. EA had had a new sporting discipline in mind for some time that should be added to its catalog: Formula 1. To this end, the American giant wanted to buy the Codemasters studio, which held the F1, GRID and DiRT licenses, among other things . One transaction was completed in late February for the modest $ 1.2 billion. From now on, F1 2021 is announced for July 16. Everything is beautiful in the best of all possible worlds … Well, that was without considering the controversy that soon ensued.

Rising prices

A change of ownership can mean a change in guidelines. And the least we can say is that the Codemasters license prices have moved up nicely. If the studio has varied the price of its games based on the purchasing power of the different countries they were sold in, EA doesn’t hear it that way. For example, in Argentina, where the F1 2020 game sold for $ 7, it will cost $ 39 to afford the upcoming work. A more or less significant increase depending on the country that the players didn’t like at all and is now controversial. Also read: From meakaya, writing from jeuxvideo.com MP

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