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GribbleGrunger said:
BraLoD said:

You should quote someone because your post doesn't asnwer the OP, that suggest any game with a Pro mode would be able to be charged an extra for, which gladly seems to not to be true.

Delete that quote please. I misread. :)

It was already quoted on mine as well, but heh, it's just a mistake XP



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Since this has been debunked, I'm changing the Thread Title.



                                                                                                                                            

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From what I know as a PS4 dev, that's not correct.

Might be a few loopholes here and there but it certainly won't be standard.



I'm sure newer games devs will now add doing Pro updates into their budget. But that's nice that devs wont be charging for older games that's already been released since nobody likes to work for free.



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So title seems incorrect in this thread.

Devs CAN charge, maybe similar to DLC, for a pro-upgrade on an existing game.
Devs CANNOT charge for future games as it should be part of the dev process.



superchunk said:
So title seems incorrect in this thread.

Devs CAN charge, maybe similar to DLC, for a pro-upgrade on an existing game.
Devs CANNOT charge for future games as it should be part of the dev process.

Nope. They cannot charge for patches nor exclusive Pro updates on any game: 

"We are not allowed to charge you for patches or pro feature updates.

The “fees” include anything we have to swallow to update our past games for you.

The internet can calm down. There is nothing we can do to leverage pro features or patches with price. Nothing.

 

http://wccftech.com/playstation-4-pro-patches-charged-fees-developer/



                                                                                                                                            

CGI-Quality said:
superchunk said:
So title seems incorrect in this thread.

Devs CAN charge, maybe similar to DLC, for a pro-upgrade on an existing game.
Devs CANNOT charge for future games as it should be part of the dev process.

Nope. They cannot charge for patches nor exclusive Pro updates.

"We are not allowed to charge you for patches or pro feature updates.

The “fees” include anything we have to swallow to update our past games for you.

The internet can calm down. There is nothing we can do to leverage pro features or patches with price. Nothing.

 

http://wccftech.com/playstation-4-pro-patches-charged-fees-developer/

Bolded is literally what I said, "Devs CAN charge, maybe similar to DLC, for a pro-upgrade on an existing game.".

Seems to me Sony is telling devs that if they choose to upgrade an existing game they can handle this as a DLC type experience. But any unlaunched game cannot as the devs were well aware of this functionality and should have planned for those costs.



superchunk said:
CGI-Quality said:

Nope. They cannot charge for patches nor exclusive Pro updates.

"We are not allowed to charge you for patches or pro feature updates.

The “fees” include anything we have to swallow to update our past games for you.

The internet can calm down. There is nothing we can do to leverage pro features or patches with price. Nothing.

 

http://wccftech.com/playstation-4-pro-patches-charged-fees-developer/

Bolded is literally what I said, "Devs CAN charge, maybe similar to DLC, for a pro-upgrade on an existing game.".

Seems to me Sony is telling devs that if they choose to upgrade an existing game they can handle this as a DLC type experience. But any unlaunched game cannot as the devs were well aware of this functionality and should have planned for those costs.

Then, why separate the bottom line? You cannot be charged for any Pro related stuff. Seems pretty clear, cut, and dry. The consumer will not be charged anything. The fees include anything they have to swallow. 

So how is the thread title wrong?



                                                                                                                                            

CGI-Quality said:
superchunk said:

Bolded is literally what I said, "Devs CAN charge, maybe similar to DLC, for a pro-upgrade on an existing game.".

Seems to me Sony is telling devs that if they choose to upgrade an existing game they can handle this as a DLC type experience. But any unlaunched game cannot as the devs were well aware of this functionality and should have planned for those costs.

Then, why separate the bottom line? You cannot be charged for any Pro related stuff. Seems pretty clear, cut, and dry. The consumer will not be charged anything. The fees include anything they have to swallow. 

So how is the thread title wrong?

There were two separate questions. One was on existing and one was on future. Existing clearly stated that Sony understands there are real costs to adding the Pro support and therefore the devs can ask for consumer payment.