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Crysis, Dust 514 devs think free-to-play games 'could make PlayStation No.1 again'

Sony's investment in free-to-play console games could be key to the PlayStation maker becoming the dominant player in the home console market once again.

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Godchild10201378d ago (Edited 1378d ago )

I think it's how they use the free to play model, will determine how well it works for them and others. I enjoyed DCUO and free Realms, I went to see how it would play out and stayed for the enjoyment of the titles and the amount of things to do in DCUO and the expansion packs makes the game better.

I sure they will add a membership option for those that want to subscribe.

sinncross1378d ago

Yeah its an interesting move by Sony.

Personally I want to see them try and get SOE on board with the PS4, see something like Planetside 2 as a launch title pre-installed on all PS4's (its free to play after all)

Godchild10201377d ago

I think that is what Dust 514 is for. But that is a wild guess. I can't wait for it to get out of beta next year.

I hope to see Planetside 2 and other SOE games come over to the next Sony Console.

ABizzel11377d ago

Depends on the game. No one will play a game if it isn't good, or interesting even if it's F2P.

That being said Sony has a couple of decent F2P games under their belt already, and with time we should see even more F2P games.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1378d ago (Edited 1378d ago )

It's already number 1. For gaming anyway.

Seeing how planetside 2 is on the pc and will work on steam box. All sony needs to do is bring it to ps4 and they will be making money from 3 platforms. Cross platform I hope.

They should make ps4 exclusives for ps4 of course and make AAA f2p games on multiple platforms. That would help their profits.

Also I am dying to see what they are doing with gaikai.
Glad they bought them 1 year+ before ps4. should be ready at launch.

Last game I played on gaikai was tera. :)

animegamingnerd1378d ago

you hopes seam a little to high for the PS4

PS4isKing_821378d ago

There was a very similar article recently saying the same thing. And it was about this same topic on free to play games on ps3.

The-Batman1378d ago

It will take much more than Free-to-play titles to bring the Playstation name to number one again.

Belking1378d ago

What? So does that mean Playstation isn't no.1 I guess we will see but i'm sure all three will have free to play games.

pixelsword1377d ago

That's kind of relative; if you're looking at overall sales this gen, from what I understand they (for the moment) are either neck and neck with Microsoft or surpassed the xbox.

In terms of future prospects, from the current range of support, technical specs, and growth in terms of programming innovation over the next several years some analysts are saying the current number 1 console owner (Nintendo) doesn't have a good footing for next gen; but again, that's opinion.

Belking1377d ago

"analysts are saying the current number 1 console owner (Nintendo) doesn't have a good footing for next gen; but again, that's opinion."

Analysts also said that the wii wouldn't sell and Nintendo would lose the japanese market.

pixelsword1377d ago (Edited 1377d ago )

First of all I didn't say "analysts", I said "some analysts"; and in either case it's still an opinion.

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