XCOM: Enemy Unknown pushes iOS gaming to the $20 frontier
What does it take for an iOS game to feel like it’s worth $20?
Games have already tried. Square Enix has hit this mark, or close to it, several times for Final Fantasy games. Few others dare approach it. Even $10 games are few and far between; this is the age of the freemium app, the a-la-carte entertainment experience.
2K Games made a bold move porting XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a game of the year candidate on PCs and consoles last year, to iOS. Even bolder is the game’s asking price, a mere $10 less than what XCOM’s selling for on other platforms.