'In news coming from his new company, Boss Key Productions, Cliff Bleszinski has signaled his return to game development with a game codenamed BlueStreak, a free to play PC sci-fi arena shooter, co-developed by Nexon.'
Oh dear, Nexon.
Expect tons of microtransactions at incredibly steep prices.
More F2P.. by the end of this console generation, everything will be F2P and microtransactions out the ass.
Not all F2P games make microtransactions practically needed for everything. Path of Exile is F2P, the only things you can buy are cosmetic things that replace how your armor looks like but not actually anything deep. That means you can play the whole game with all of the real content without ever having to pay a penny. Most people end up paying anyway because they've sunk a ton of time and they just wanted to sort of thank the devs. But this is co-developed by Nexon, so expect the worst. They better not go down the Crossfire route where you don't even own the guns you buy, you just rent them for real money then lose access to them in however many months you paid to use them.
Crossfire was the top microtransaction game last ear they made over $900 million and even beat out LoL, so that would not be surprising
@Zeus your confusing f2p with p2w. ALL f2p games support microtransactions that nickle and dime the customer. More character slots, more inventory space plz pay us monies.
Say that in regards to Deep Down and get a barrage of disagrees. PC exclusive seems to be open season though.
I think that most of the revulsion comes more from "Nexon" and "F2P". Those two words have never meant anything but doom for the wallet. I play lots of F2P and PC games, and every, single one of their titles is made to gouge the consumer. They have a monetize first, design later philosophy.
Considering this game is only coming to PC and we have had free to play games for many years I see no issue.
F2P doesn't have to be a bad thing...
It doesn't...but it almost always is.
If gaming becomes to the point where the majority of the games are F2P, P2W, and nothing but micro transactions .... I will become a retro gamer only... In fact I have plans for investing into some old systems... Atari 2600, NES, SNES, SEGA master system, genesis, Dreamcast, jaguar, N64 plus more... I have already a good start... With around 5 or 6 systems already... Eventually I would like to have a gaming room, with maybe a arcade coin op or two...
Would like to see some gameplay of this
he came out of retirement for this...
Indeed. Can't wait for some arena shooting goodness.
Well that is disappointing.
Only to people that believed something good could come. It doesn't shock me. One of the top broholes in the industry recurring to the worst scheme ever done in gaming to make a cheap and profitable game? Nothing new.
Why does everyone down free to play all of a sudden, especially in the PC sector where it has thrived for many years. Don't compare the free to play tactics of mobile gaming to that of PC. Free to play isn't inherently bad.
Martin Lawrence is involved http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/o...
You beat me to it. But I'm pretty sure Steve Zahn is involved as well.
No one in their right mind wants F2P Shooters... Especially competitive ones, it just screams P2W...
Arena shooters are basic, where everyone starts with the same equipment and get them around the map. I don't see how you could pay to win if it is a traditional arena shooter.
Well if it was a MOBA I'd have faith in the F2P portion of the game. But since he's trying to say it's not...Leads me to believe there's some BS element that they're adding to change it up. F2P cosmetics doesn't work too well in Shooters because you can only buy so many weapon skins/characters. The game could be good, but F2P Shooter usually blows hard.
Dude. F2P shooters can be awesome. Nexuiz is a F2P arena shooter and it's fantastic. Tribes Ascend is free, too.
Shhhhh. WeAreLegion you know better than to make sense on N4G. That's taboo.
see haha i told you
Why is everybody so negative about this being f2p but excited about Deep Down and Planetside 2 on PS4?
You know why.
Coz it's Cliffy B and some people here don't like him much
It's a combination of being Cliffy and this being N4G. As an major arena shooter fan, I am excited. I feel this is in good hands, and his experience with the genre is the reason. Let the haters hate. They weren't going to play the game either way.
I was gonna say the same thing. If it PC only its garbage until a console port is announced . I guess they Dont want UT, everquest, and many other games
Cause nobody likes Clifford
I'm excited about Planetside 2 on PS4, and not excited about Deep Down. What now? :o We now return you to your previously scheduled sweeping generalizations.
Ohh I saw people upset about deep down being f2p lmao even die-hards said screw that lol while some changed from a for sure to a i'll stay informed
Team_Litt Didn't you no everything on ps4 is perfect and everything else garbage.
Lol, that is why I'm getting one.
I thought for sure it would be a strategy puzzle game...
SF Arena Shooter? Is he talking about Unreal Tournament?
UT is already being made its going to be f2p too
What is everyone's beef with F2P games?
they havent taken the time to play the good ones so they hear f2p and go all crazy.
Because sometimes they can be pay to win as in if you don't pay for some ridiculous armor or weapon packs or whatever you'll have a hard time trying to get anywhere in the game. Although I've played many F2P and never payed a penny except for 20 bucks on LoL. Games such as PS2 and KI on the xbox one are perfect examples of bad F2P
Nexon is home to maple story, dragon nest, vindictus, and a few other action f2p titles. a fps makes sense for their roster
For an only online game the F2P model makes sense. Sure games like warhawk were fun but with only online it seemed like a waster to have spent money on it.
War hawk was fun and had a solid run IMO. Really fun, competitive game on many levels.
If you haven't played Warhawk you have not lived! It is awesome.
Yep, I have absolutely zero interest now.
Wow, you think cliff would take full advantage of selling the name Gears of war 4, the game, but hes not. Xbox seriously needs that gears of war 4 to be anything!
Another shooter, just what the industry needed.
I'll try it for a week without giving a dime like any other F2P game. If it's good I'll pay, but that hasn't happened in 5 years of F2P, so I have my doubts. In Nexon's defense Combat Arms was fun a few years ago when it came out. CoD even used the infected mode from it.
Ah, damn, at first glance I thought Cliff may have been working on a Sonic the Hedgehog reboot because He could desperately do with one after the recent string of poor games.
"free to play PC sci-fi arena shooter" I think I'm going to throw up!! ***Runs to toilet**
no the toilet is clean throw up on this alpha copy of bluestreak instead
Another shooter and F2P, what a great developer, and this guy wants to talk about another developers like Kojima, lol. Well, for a guy who already wrote articles for Kotaku, we can expect garbage like that.
Not interested in F2P games at all. Usually as soon as I see that a game is F2P, I stop reading about the game right there and then.
lets name a game after whats in papa smurfs boxers
more like Project Brownstreak!
Sheesh, People were loading up on dental damns when sony unzipped their pants and whipped out their planetside. Im excited, there are tons of great F2P games out there, especially old school arena shooters, something made by a company with an AAA budget will be nice.
WTF Cliff! F2P is shit.
"sci-fi arena shooter" Sounds like something we knew before, I can confirm it will be garbage.
Is Martin Lawrence going to be in this?
HAHA, and this guy always talks down Dev studios for generic shooters. Seriously though, hes probably the most annoying guy in this industry.
Does he really think he can compete with Unreal at this point?
why do people think free to play is bad? it is just console owners who think f2p is bad? i hardly ever hear pc gamers or old school pc gamers complain. i mean pc gamers have been playing cs for years and that was a bloody mod.
People on N4G think that F2P is a death sentence for most games these days. The whole model behind F2P is to completely remove the barrier of entry (typically $10-15 up front for a game you might not even like). At least with a F2P title, if you see your friends playing it, you can jump in and join them without spending a dime, and then if you enjoy the game, you can reconsider spending some dough on it if you find some items or weapons that you fancy but don't want to spend countless hours trying to acquire within the game.
i mean most f2p games dont even need you to spend money. i also dont see why people complain about paying to quicken the grinding process. people spend hours and hours grinding on a paid game anyway.
A free to play arena shooter? Pass.