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Submitted by s8anicslayer 312d ago | news

Is PS4′s audience ready for free-to-play indie titles? Early bird developers say yes

Free-to-play games have walked a difficult line on PC and mobile devices. On the one hand, they’re a positive extension of the demo concept of yore – a chance for players to try out a new title without having to stump up cash for something which may, ultimately, disappoint. On the other, some publishers have come under fire for artificially padding their games with XP grinding, with progression technically possible through play alone, but games tacitly encouraging players to speed their advancement through micro-transactions. (Digital Extremes, Gaijin Entertainment, PS4, Steve Sinclair, War Thunder, Warframe)

DA_SHREDDER  +   312d ago
yes please bring more, the possiblity of finding something good or my taste rises with every new game added, i wish they would release like 20 games every tuesday
iamnsuperman  +   312d ago
Just don't mess it up. Free to play can be great when done right (for instance you don't feel like you have to buy stuff to proceed in/play the game but that odd item looks cool so I might get that)
XiSasukeUchiha  +   312d ago
Yes F2P Indies is the future!
WeAreLegion  +   312d ago
Yes! I want Fallen Earth on PS4.
Grave  +   312d ago
One thing I can say is that with F2P if it's good people support it and the game prospers. If it's a scam the community pretty much craps all over it and tell everyone to avoid it. Regardless having the choice is nice and it will be part of the future.
Phoenix76  +   312d ago
I hope to see No Man's Sky brought to the ps4
AaronMK  +   312d ago
I don't think I will ever be ready for games that are designed around grinding so you want to pay not to grind, putting the "free" label as if their customers are among those suckers who are born every minute, or developers who are going to obscure the real cost of getting a good and complete experience out of the game.

For every "free" to play game that might otherwise be good, there is a better one that could have been made if they just focused on making a great game at a fixed price... so just make that great fixed price game and put out a demo if you really care about your customers.
stavrami-mk2  +   312d ago
touche
jon1234  +   312d ago
its not going to be free, but i want octodad already!
JeromeNtheHouse  +   311d ago
What kinda qustion is that anyway? "Is the ps4 audience ready?" If it's a free game and someone wants to play it, then people will play it.

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