Are you looking for a new and exciting way to spend money on videogames? NCsoft has your number: The maker of MMOs is rolling NCcoin, a micro-transaction system for their multi-player games.
NCcoin is debuting in the free-to-play MMO Exteel. Each US dollar spent equates to 100 NCcoin, which can be used to acquire in-game items and for upgrade purchases. The system will not be retro-fitted to older NCsoft games.
“NCsoft’s goal is to bring more and more people into the online gaming market, and part of achieving that goal is to continue to diversify how customers can pay and play,” said Chris Chung, NCsoft North America’s president. “This system will offer our customers much greater flexibility and convenience in paying for content. Micro-transactions are a growing part of the online gaming industry and NCcoin will allow us to support micro-transaction based games efficiently, allowing developers and players to quickly enjoy the benefits of those systems. We will soon be rolling out more contents that leverage the flexibility of NCcoin.”
What do you think: Good idea or beginning of the end of your checking account?