EA's chief operating officer Peter Moore has expressed his belief that free-to-play is an "inevitability" for all mainstream games.
F2P is cool long as publishers produce quality and not get carried away with nickle and dime tactics
Yeah that's the problem. These "small inexpensive pieces" IGN are referring to will add up to more than a $60 game plus DLC. Mark my words. So basically what he is saying is micro transactions will replace DLC and we will replace the $60 MSRP of games with trying to get you to purchase a plethora of micro transactions. How will they do this? The same way they do it now. Segregation. If you don't purchase the micro transaction you and your friends will be split up according to who purchases what. That is how the COD franchise and some other games currently work. Or should I say don't work? If you don't all have the same map packs your party gets divided and you have to restart the party. Just another way to make milking us to death with nickle and diming look like they aren't milking us to death. Ultimately it will lead to the demise of gaming as we know it if they try to go this route. I rarely ever purchase DLC and that isn't ever going to change regardless of the price of the game. The devs and publishers are bassackwards. They need to go back to a one price deal and create cost effective DLC. Most of it isn't worth an extra expense. They are trying to eradicate the used market and now they are trying to get us to pay for a franchise title all the way up to the release of the sequel. Good luck with that gaming industry. If you were to go this route full blown I would simply find another way to occupy my free time and I have been a gamer since it's inception.
DLCs are not new. Back in the day they were called expansion packs
I still trying to think how the hell anyone can do a Single Player game and make work as F2P, how is going to be? pay per chapter? campaing full of ads, like the Sony "best-brand-soda" patent? force micro-transactions, kind of like make a game "difficult" in a way that you need to buy "something" to complete the character and move on to next chapter/stage? I really don't think is going to work with SP games and I don't think it's going to work for most games IF all become F2P at the same time
Please stop calling it free to play. Because it's not. It's Pay to Win.
That's funny. IGN wrote it as "free-to-play is inevitable". I saw this same article on several other sites where the title focused more on the fact that he says "micro-transactions will be in all games".
I call Shenanigans on that statement Mr. Moore!!!
This from the same douche whos kiss of death resulted in the death of sega hardware and the 360s RROD.
@OneAboveAll "Please stop calling it free to play. Because it's not. It's Pay to Win."
It is if its done badly , good companies make sure it stays true to purpose.
For example , instead of splashing full price on a new $60 cod you buy XP boosts or earlier unlocks like in tribes ascend.
Additionally you can unlock everything over time anyways but takes too long , better to mix it up , few paid unlocks , few non-paid unlocks and it also supports the developer.
Best thing is if you don't like it for whatever reason and you have only spent like $8 , then its not that big a deal , especially when you look at the price tag of a full $60 game + $10 - $20 DLC packs.
So it's not really pay 2 win if done right and has balanced gameplay mechanics, paid players should not be vastly superior of course ,so f2p could be seen more of a glorified demo which you buy the game in smaller pieces rather than a full price game which you may regret buying.
i totally approve this man
OH STFU PLEASE!! every time something gets attention in the gaming industry everyone starts jumping the gun saying "_____is the future of gaming" how about you shut your damn face
This guy sucks
Pay to win, is another sheisty trick spawned from greedy minds. It will ruin the gaming world, segregation/scattering. Stupid idea & it will never work, in the end everybody looses, including the industry itself.
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