Sunday, April 10, 2011

Free-to-Play Games for Xbox Live?

IGN provided poor gamers with some hope earlier this week with the "rumor" of Free-to-Play games coming to Xbox live sometime next year. Although the source is not cited, IGN assures that it is from a "trusted source".

Via: IGN

Sometime next year, Microsoft will make available free-to-play (F2P) games through Xbox Live, a trusted source told IGN. This will allow publishers and developers to release games through the service for free where users can then purchase additional content, such as weapons, experience points, in-game currency, and perks. 

The F2P business model is traditionally used for massively multiplayer online games on PC, such as Vindictus and Dungeon Fighter Online from Nexon and League of Legends by Riot Games. Electronic Arts also began experimenting with a F2P model for shooters, including Battlefield Heroes in 2009 and more recently with Battlefield Play4Free, which is currently in open beta.
So if your poor (like me) and are in need of some new games, then you may be in luck. However, it looks like if you don't pay up then you won't be getting the whole experience.

What are your guys' opinions on the whole Free-to-Play game concept?


Sam said...
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Sam said...

That would really help a lot of poor gamers play X-box games. Thanks to IGN for this project.

afl store said...

I think it is great that there are games like this but I wouldn't call it free because there is always a catch to these games.

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