Executive Andrew House says free-to-play games on consoles like the PlayStation 4 could be a "much bigger factor" going forward.
Am happy but at the same time I hope we get balanced games that don't lean towards being P2W with shitty micro-transactions.
Ace Combat Infinity, day one.
Well, yeah. Not much of a point waiting for a price drop when it's already free.
Free to play models are not good news. We have to steer away from this or else it's going to be a micro transaction hell coming. I'd rather pay full price for a full game. I won't support these free to play titles.
I completely agree with spinal. Most Free to play games are bullshit. Limited everything unless you pay for this and that and this... I'd rather wait a few months for a full priced game to get a discount and pay for that instead or getting only a quarter of an entire game for free.
Lol will probably take weeks to download all of them XD warthunder is huge and same with warframe >.> first day download -_- atleast i got knack, assassins creed, ghost, and battlefield story to play XD
Count me out then.
Wish ps4 got some more pc games I'd love to play gunz on a console.
Gunz? What is this, grade school all over again?
Definitely looking forward to playing WarThunder and Blacklight Retribution for free. And then with PS Plus, get DriveClub PS+ Edition and Rezogun. That's 4 games right there I can play on Nov.15 just by turning the PS4 on and downloading them :D
I've got 69 pages of games I can play for free on pc if I want to on Steam, but it doesn't mean I'd enjoy any of them without paying out a lot of money. Free to play is anything but Free to play.
Ummm okay!? That's great you've got 69 pages of free-to-play steam games, but I'm a console gamer, so I honestly could care less about Steam and the millions of free games that are currently available on PC. I'm merely looking at it from a PS4 and Xbox One perspective. As far as I know, the only free-to-play game, or even just plain free games the Xbox One will offer is Killer Instinct. Comparatively to PS4, there's several free-to-play games as well as, several free games with the PS+ subscription.
Sort of agree as f2p vary hugely. Many are just shy of greatness (usually paywall:time investment discrepancy) but most I never waste time on. Some though are fantastic and only possible due to their devs looking at what is both right and wrong about the system. Quality has become a little more common but still not standard.
@HyperBear You're obviously not getting my point. 'That's great you've got 69 pages of free-to-play steam games, but I'm a console gamer, so I honestly could care less about Steam and the millions of free games that are currently available on PC. ' My point is that 'free-to-play' isn't free to play. It isn't hard to comprehend, it's not pc elitism, it's just an observation of the price model. But whatever, you will realise it too when you have 69 pages of free-to-play games in your console store. It won't seem so novel then.
@DoctorJones... I actually do understand what your getting at, I'm just puzzled why you replied to my initial comment when it had nothing to do with the facts that you were trying to make. I understand 80-90% of F2P games require or involve some form of micro-transactions, thereby making them not free at all. As well as being diluted with many sub-par games. But the fact is they are still free to download and free to play as long as you want, and once you've reached a point where they start asking for money to continue playing the game, or start forcing in-game purchases, then you uninstall them.
HyperBear is just your typical console fanboy/noob with no experience in free to play games or anything outside of his singular platform. He has no idea what he's so excited about. For the most part free to play are really pay to grind or even worst, pay to win. Be prepared to pay a hundred bucks and a sub to get anywhere in your "free to play" games.
I'm not a fan of f2p, but definitely giving Planetside 2 a go!
If you hate F2P then you hate Planetside 2 period. There is no way around it. My guess is the vast majority of PS4 fans will play Planetside 2 for 4 hours max then never come back once they realize that a sub or real cash is required to get anywhere in this game.
People are polarised on this: some people say it's balanced, some say it's awful. At least it doesn't cost anything to try it.
So 'always online' could be "big part" of next gen?
the whole "I hate f2p because..." arguement is so ridiculous... "It hurts the consumer in the long run" Nobody is forcing you to pay for anything in the game "The quality of the game sucks" Its FREE to play, try it! If you dont like it, DONT PLAY IT!
I've always liked free to play games, it means I'll be saving up more money for expensive titles in the long run, while still getting a lot of enjoyment.
Probably not, if you find one you like it doesn't take long to put more money in than a AAA game costs.
Ok, some F2P are indeed really good... BUT, I still need my fix of liner epic offline story-driven games.
f2p just means glorified demo ... end of story
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