PlayStation and Xbox could add even more ads — and I’m exhausted

Earlier this week, we discovered that Microsoft may incorporate ads into free-to-play games on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Not to be outdone, it seems that Sony may do exactly the same thing with PlayStation games for the PS5 and PS4. Both companies argue that this will allow free-to-play developers a powerful revenue stream, letting them develop more interesting content without being quite so reliant on microtransactions. It could be good for up-and-coming devs, as well as gamers who don’t have a whole lot of money to spend.

Unfortunately, it could also be a real nuisance in a medium that’s already full of real nuisances.

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