Thursday, November 20, 2014

Apple Has Changed the Verbage of Free Games with In App Purchases

Because 'Get' is far more misleading than 'Free'
Apple is changing the language on it's Mac and iTunes stores today so that games with in app purchases are no longer titled 'Free'. Rather, the button next to these apps will now say 'Get'.

As reported by Gamasutra, this move seems to be in response to the European Commission's newest regulations for in-app purchasing, requiring the marketplace to show which apps have in-app purchases within them to avoid problems with children and adults spending money on games without being informed up front.  This change will likely effect game sales for many developers, but more research will be required. 

For more news on the gaming industry today, stay tuned to The Jesters Court.

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