Community warn of Chocobo GP and its “highly predatory” monetisation tactics


Square Enix finds itself in hot water with the Nintendo Switch community right now as a public service announcement (PSA) from one fan warns of the “highly predatory monetision mechanics”.

Chocobo GP’s in-game Gil Shop

They say you shouldn’t even consider buying Chocobo GP for kids if you’ve any payment option enabled to the account saying they “cannot stress enough how much you should avoid this game”.

Predatory: It also uses “irritating and experience diminishing mechanics” while offering “options to pay to remove that stuff” despite the game already being priced around a triple-A title release.

An apology: Meanwhile Square Enix has published a list of changes coming to Chocobo GP regarding the game’s online issues, monetisation, balance changes, Gil Shop practices and more.