As part of EA’s latest money-grab, the next Need for Speed mobile game is to feature in-app purchases (IAPs) for petrol. The ‘freemium’ game, called Need for Speed: No Limits, will offer players the opportunity to pay real money to fill up their tank in order to race.
It’s not just petrol that you can spend your hard-earned cash on – the best cars in the game are only available in exchange for gold bars, and gold bars are only obtainable by paying for them, making for a wildly unbalanced game that can only be fully appreciated via regular cash transactions. Though, at least the petrol gauge fills up over time, if you can wait.
Though not yet available for Android, the iOS version of the game has been released in a handful of countries, with complaints about the IAPs already surfacing; the Android version is due out this Spring.