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GC 07: Sony wants free play for Agency

The PlayStation 3 maker's online division believes that micro-transactions and other models are the future of MMOs, not subscriptions.

Sony Online's latest massively multiplayer online game, The Agency, will feature a number of differences from other MMOs currently on the market. Firstly, it will not be an "orcs and elves"-style game within a fantasy universe, but a modern day universe featuring two different factions of spies.

Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley told delegates at his talk on "Subscriptions vs. Micro-Transactions" that, "There are quite a few 'men in tights' games out there; we alone have five, and we didn't want to do that."

After showing a short "making of" video of the upcoming Sony spy-themed MMO, Smedley explained that, "We worked to create a world where adults live out their fantasy of being an elite super agent."

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INehalemEXI3530d ago (Edited 3530d ago )

I want free 2. Monthly fees to play mmo's is lame cause you dont play the same amount of time every month anyway.

Darkiewonder3530d ago

I support Free to play mmo's.

DEADEND3530d ago

Thats why I love SONY they put their consumers first and their offering a lot of their services for free.

EZCheez3530d ago

That will always be a key word that attracts my attention. Microtransactions are fine, because I don't HAVE to buy a microtransaction.

Of course, I've already set aside some money to pimp out my house in Home. Do they have pinball machines in Home? That would be cool.

s8anicslayer3530d ago

sony wants free play so does the rest of the world!

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