The freemium game industry just took a twist for the worse — although you can’t help but appreciate the ingenuity of developers in this particular case. EA has decided that players will need gas for their car races inside Need for Speed: No Limits, and the company will sell it to you via in-app purchases.

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Of course, there’s always the option of waiting for your tank to fill back up automatically, but that will not always coincide with your need for gaming, as that will take some time.

As Android Police reports, the game, which is available on iPhone and should be launched on Android in the future, requires a certain amount of gas for each race, meaning that some players may choose to pay for gas to be able to play the game at their own pace.

In other words, EA’s “No Limits” game is rather limited in terms of what you can do without in-app purchases.

As expected, there are multiple levels of currency in the game, the most precious one being gold that can be bought with actual money. And no, before you ask, there’s likely no correlation between the current price of oil and Need for Speed: No Limits‘ gas cost.

An image showing gas consumption as featured inside the game follows below.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.