They are working on an optional subscription with some bonus for subscribers, but not pay-to-play.
After the past three weeks of spotty Intel map, I'd be hesitant to give Niantic any more money until we see a comprehensive road map beyond 'oh, it's broken? Let us know if it's working now'.
I hope Niantic dont relese or use subscripon in Ingress Prime! @NianticBrian
Brian do hope Niantic release subscription in Ingress Prime! Probably on next update.
More agents stop play Ingress Prime if Niantic relese subscripon and P2W. I hope @NianticBrian understand and Niantic dont relese subscripon and P2W.
He is on a dilemma of either release subscription and more paid items on the store or watching the game dieing slowly and need to put it down for lack of income.
We love this game but it still just a product of a company and they need to squeeze money out of it somehow. If they do it right, subscription and more variety in store won't affect general gameplay.
I think more agents stop play Ingress Prime if Niantic relese subscripon in Ingress Prime. @NianticBrian
Thanks for your thoughts.🥏
subscription is needed to get more funds so the game can survive and we all can play.
The biggest problems Niantic has its the spoofers, is that they can create free accounts, and that is a never-ending problem. If the subscription can fix that, thanks God.
I totally agree that with MANDATORY subscription spoofers would die out BUT not everybody is prepared to pay money to play the game. Ingress player base has REALLY decreased in the last few years so if they introduced MANDATORY subscription some players would quit playing and the reason could be because they don't want to pay for the game no matter how small or they wouldn't have any means to pay for it. Yes in first world countries there are many ways to pay for the mobile games (PaySafeCard etc.) but these services are not available just everywhere.
So in some ways the mandatory subscription would even more **** the player base.....at least these days Cheaters are a lot less common as they were years ago though.
Subscription? Only if it will be voluntary and give some benefits not ruining ingame balance (for example,removed store from inventory carousel 👍),and if it will be with reasonable price. But i'd prefer "PRO version" to pay one time not to became cash donor. There are some apps that have pro and aren't crackable at all.
Hope Niantic can view some hint of it in screenshot and text. Hate all apps with vip and month pay. 1 pay to get premium,pro or somthing other cool unique name for it.
Some know if we must pay subscripon to play Ingress Prime when Niantic relese it or we can play for free? We know 100% Niantic work on subscripon for Ingress Prime?
I will absolutely never pay for prime.
I might have considered paying for Redacted, but that ship has sailed (zero thanks on that)
Mu gut is that I'll never pay subscriptions for anything niantic ever does.
I dont know if Niantic working on subscripon. Some agents maby know?
They could add minor ads for free and remove it with subscription/pro.
yeah, where exactly are you getting all this from?
any news on this ?
I think a subscription only service would be detrimental in the long term. Most new players (who don’t have a strong ingress coach (an existing player)) find the game and all its bits and pieces quite complex for a period of time. Most start slowly and find their way eventually, but I do know L16 players who still ask basic questions! So learning about the game can take some time. I think a subscription only arrangement would be just too much of a barrier for newcomers and I could easily foresee a slow reduction in playing numbers.
It would stand to reason that the subscription is an optional buy-in, not mandatory. To this point, it has only been beta tested by people who are under an NDA (Vanguards and Niantic employees). No details of how it works or what benefits subscribers gain (other than a scanner medal) have been released.
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The subscription will be 100% optional, and not something people need to do to play. It's a way to gain added benefits, and support the game directly, and its one of the ways most mobile games gain revenue.
Yay no more @jontebula in forum or playing ingress /s
In a week he will came back complaining about the badge and loadout kit he got from subscription...
Dnt even bother with him
Pay to play would reduce spoofing, not stop it.
Many wonderful, valuable agents cannot afford to pay subscription and I would hate to see them forced from the game.
Remember people play in places like Maldives, Africa etc have very little money but contribute hugely to operations.
Optional sub is the way to go.
I do like the idea of subscribers getting fast tracked tickets though.
I have been saying this for a long time. Requiring a subscription would most definitely limit spoofing. A spoofers strength does not lie in using and compiling clients that allow them to go anywhere from the couch. No, the spoofers strength lies in the ability to spin up hundreds of accounts to spoof with.
Subscriptions would make this financially unviable for them, bans start getting expensive. Serious players already spend hundreds on plane fare, petrol, swag, you name it. An extra 5 bucks is nothing for a serious agent.
Do it Niantic. Just do it right. Keep the free players in a sandbox and let the real agents play.
I doubt there's enough 'real players' to support the game, if they start cutting off friends who don't want to pay.