Everybody loves free, but could an abundance of free titles have its drawbacks? Daily Reaction’s Seb and Dan discuss how the sheer number of free PS4 games could change the market and make it hard for some developers.
Something, something, dark side.
The Good Side of Free Games on PS4 and PC. They're actually free.
Micro-transactions. It's basically allowing you to cheat and beat the game easier if you can't handle the difficulty level. So as long as it's still possible to complete a game without those micro-transactions, then I don't have a problem.
F2P games have a beginning but not an ending. If they had an ending then the structure wouldn't work, that's why all F2P games are online only. They are either MMO's or Shooters with deathmatch and the usual stuff we all have seen thousands of times already. The only difference is that when you don't pay the game moves really slow for you like for example: an item that would take like a week to get with the free membership can be obtained in like a day for someone that is paying. At the end those that pay always have a really big advantage over those that don't so the game is reduced to a glorified demo. Or do you really think they would give you awesome games for free? Of-course not! The real game starts when you pay and I learned that by playing DC Universe Online on PS3.
I was a paid subscriber to DCUO before it went F2P. Trust me, paying $15 a month didn't get you as much then as it does now. On the plus side, I did get the Green Lantern powers for free. Why doesn't Marvel make a game like that? I want my own kickass Wolverine character.
Because Marvel is owned by Disney now.
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Yeah, Disney is buying up everything. *sigh* that frickin' mouse needs to get caught in a trap or something.
I don't care if it takes micro-transactions to beat a game. If you like it, support the developers. If you like a game, throw a little money their way. How else will they be able to keep making games you like?
relax lol http://i23.photobucket.com/... I'm loving the fact that there are free games out the box with the PS4. Gives me time to let my pockets relax soon after the console purchase. I do see it being a problem though as getting all these free games might cause us to buy games a lot less. In the article they speak of the PSN titles but I think it could also have an effect on retail titles as well. If you've got 7+ games you've barely touched why go out and buy the newest block buster on day one? You could wait for a sale and still enjoy that game. With a PS4 and a PS+ subscription you could go all of next gen without buying a single game. Sure you'd miss out on tons of great ones but if you were on a serious budget this ability provides a very unexpected option for console gaming.
I have to agree. Panetside 2 is day one for me cannot wait! Plus warframe for some sweet sweet space ninja co op
I think we wont be getting "full retail" games on PS4. We already know driveclub is a cut down version, we'll all be getting glorified demos. Sony cant just hand out brand new free games, its bad business.
It'll just take some time to get the full games but we will get them. Vita games didn't start hitting the IGC till something like 6 months into the Vita's life so I'm glad we're getting anything at all already. It will happen though.
Tons of free games on PC it's doing fine...
Apparently you missed the point of the article.
No game is ever truly free... There is a reaosn why developers are chosing the free to play model over the £40 model.. cuz making it free gains them more money cuz people like to pay for the extras knowing other people dont have them and gives a lil ego boost ^^ why i do it :P
There are more hours' worth of free(ish) games on PS+ than I'll ever be able to play. At least considering that there are more being added by the week.
Err..did you read the article? This is about PS Plus' impact on developers...not consumers. Your comment isn't relevant to the conversation.
take it easy cowboy the war is over
The war on ignorance is neva over!
@LOGICWINS This article is about F2P games that will be available on PS4. Here logic fails.
Never a dark side of Free.
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Hehehe it finally made it :)
How are you down to 2 bubbles already? The reset to 5 was less than a month ago!
Cant remember the full name (it was COD summat), he lasted less than 24 hours before being back to 1 bubble XD
I guess no one likes me here
I say we rob his last one.
The model is sound in the free to play market that Sony is doing.planetside 2 warframe war thunder dlc universe all work with micro transactions in game people will tend to make in game purchases on the games they love.
"dlc universe" haha made me chuckle...
I think if the games are good enough, people will be willing to pay full price for them. Its nice that you can play something even if you're strapped for cash, and I can't see many people refusing to buy Killzone because Warframe is free. Most mobile games are poor value even if they cost nothing. /Jk(kind of).
except there 2 completely different games in completely differnet genres so yes there might be a reason to not buy killzone cuz warframe is gonna be a huge sinkhole in ur wallet when u realise that al the cool stuff can be bought :P
I don't agree that ps releasing so many free games is going to stop gamers from buying games. I bought the last of us at full price - the more expensive digital version at that, and I'm a member of ps plus with a ton of free and discounted games sitting on my hdd. And I got xcom: enemy unknown for free and loved the game so much that I bought two pieces of dlc to support the developers and to show my appreciation. I even told my friends about the game and one of them went out to buy the disc version. My point is that if a game is good enough then people will buy it if the only way to get it is to pay for it. And if most gamers are collectors like me then good games will always sell.
So is there no darkside to free games on PC? Would that not be a fairer comparison then comparing the mobile game market to the console game market? The free games on PS+ are great but the discounts are unbelievable. $5 for SotC? $20 for the new tomb raider? I enjoy the free games on the Vita to but as they are only $30 - $40 on release I'm more likely to buy them then wait. Conversely with the PS3 I'm still waiting to see Bioshock Infinte to go one sale.