£70 for a Spongebob Squarepants game?
The new Spongebob SquarePants game for iPhone and iPad will be utilising in-game purchases, which means that it'll cost you £69.99 to get the whole gaming experience.
The game itself says: "Additional cool stuff can be purchased in Spongebob Moves In! It’ll be charged to your iTunes account. You can adjust your device setting to lock the ability to make In-App purchases!"
There's a disclaimer that your children will willfully ignore.
Of course, after a number of surprisingly huge bills hitting the press recently, this is a risky move from the game developers.
IAP charges are tremendously unpopular with many people. The recent Simpsons game had a dizzying amount of in-game purchases.
The Office of Fair Trading are launching an investigation into IAP charges, so will Spongebob be the last high profile game to use them or will this become the new model for video games?