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http://www.computerandvideogames.com/390230/crytek-to-focus-solely-on-free-to-play-games/
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"At that time, we decided some other games, in some of our other studios, would head in this direction. But we kept pushing the quality bar higher on our console business, which is the main dominating business for the Western world, but we are observing, plainly - and we see this already with Warface - that the free-to-play market is on the rise.

"I think over the next two to three years, free-to-play is going to rival retail with quality games like Warface."

Not a bad decision. Team Fortress 2 and League Of Legends are the most popular games in the world right now. Showing just how great F2P can be.
Sounds like good business sense to me.
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Awesome, I can't wait to be nickled and dimed by every single game that comes out.
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Maximum pissed.

I hate the free to play model, and have yet to find a single game I enjoy that uses it.
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post

Maximum pissed.

I hate the free to play model, and have yet to find a single game I enjoy that uses it.

outside of tf2... everything else is junk :/
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Planetside 2 and TF2 are good, but what I hate is that virtually everything will become DLC.

I suppose the amount of DLC is starting to become overkill for most games any way, so it's only fair not to make the vanilla/initial game free.
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Yay more Pay 2 Win games

Go money!
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Piracy/Used games are cutting into retail sales. Measures to counteract those losses are unpopular. The other option to counteract those is F2P.

Trying to argue that games should continue the same business model is naive. The business model is changing because the current one bleeds money. If you don't like the direction it's going, step up and propose one that's better. Here's a hint: the reason it's changing is because it's already been decided that the current one isn't good.
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post #8 of 61
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Maximum pissed.

I hate the free to play model, and have yet to find a single game I enjoy that uses it.

The F2P model isn't that difficult to do right. It all comes down to one thing.

Make all the cash purchases purely cosmetic. Don't let people buy power/advantage.

That's literally all you have to do. It's simple as dimples.thumb.gif
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The F2P model isn't that difficult to do right. It all comes down to one thing.

Make all the cash purchases purely cosmetic. Don't let people buy power/advantage.

That's literally all you have to do. It's simple as dimples.thumb.gif

This, Its much better than a retail game as the devs get constant income, one player can pay $5 for a camo or $50 for a camo if they wish, Thousands of players put at least a bit of money to it but it all adds up, Also DLC is free to keep the players active, May be buy to get early sometimes but not pay 2 win.
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This, Its much better than a retail game as the devs get constant income, one player can pay $5 for a camo or $50 for a camo if they wish, Thousands of players put at least a bit of money to it but it all adds up, Also DLC is free to keep the players active, May be buy to get early sometimes but not pay 2 win.

/E Must of spent more than £300 on Blacklight retribution, Have the cash flow camo too among other stuff, They have there payment model nailed tbh.
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