With a whole slew of MMOs going free-to-play in recent years, it seems that subscription models are becoming a thing of the past. But according to developer Turbine, that’s not entirely true.
It was never really a living organism in the first place.
Given the quote, it sounds as if Turbine is trying to defend a model it doesn't believe in. Sure, give the player choices on how to pay for the game. But which will the player pick, the free one with microtrans or the $50 one without? Turbine saw the revenue potential of the former. This is almost a pat on the back to any developers still considering the old model.
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