Entries in 'free-to-play' (182)

EA 'still believes' in free-to-play, 
despite shutting down four games

EA 'still believes' in free-to-play, despite shutting down four games

EA has backed the free-to-play business model, despite revealing plans to shut down four of its biggest freemium games.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:35AM in News
Heroes of the Storm has a release date

Heroes of the Storm has a release date

Blizzard has finally announced a release date for MOBA title Heroes of the Storm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2015 at 2:34PM in News
Bandai Namco is making the Pixels mobile game

Bandai Namco is making the Pixels mobile game

Upcoming movie Pixel will be joined by an associated mobile game from Bandai Namco.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2015 at 12:44PM in News
EA pulling plug on Battlefield Heroes, FIFA World and other F2P titles

EA pulling plug on Battlefield Heroes, FIFA World and other F2P titles

EA has announced it will drop support for free-to-play PC titles Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, FIFA World and Need for Speed World.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2015 at 4:27AM in News

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Hearthstone is now available for smartphones

Hearthstone is now available for smartphones

iPhone and some Android owners are now able to play Hearthstone on their mobile phones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
Influence of whales over F2P mobile game revenue on the rise - report

Influence of whales over F2P mobile game revenue on the rise - report

A new study on free-to-play mobile game revenue shows that big spenders, known as “whales,” still account for the majority of in-app sales. In fact, they're taking up more of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 10th 2015 at 2:10AM in News
The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

From VR to 4K, eSports to free-to-play, there has never been a better time to be gaming on PC.

on Apr 9th 2015 at 4:37PM in News
Ghost in the Shell Online hacking in to Western market

Ghost in the Shell Online hacking in to Western market

Nexon has confirmed that it is bringing its Korean online FPS Ghost in the Shell Online to the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2015 at 4:10PM in News

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Ubisoft makes first episode of Valiant Hearts free on iOS

Ubisoft makes first episode of Valiant Hearts free on iOS

The first episode of Ubisoft Montpellier’s World War I adventure game Valiant Hearts: The Great War has been made free on iOS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2015 at 6:13AM in News
There's another free-to-play Pokemon game on the way

There's another free-to-play Pokemon game on the way

Nintendo has announced a second F2P Pokemon title – Pokemon Rumble World.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2015 at 11:16AM in News
Free-to-play Halo Online heading to Russia

Free-to-play Halo Online heading to Russia

The Halo franchise is set to branch out into the free-to-play market, as 343 Industries has announced Halo Online for exclusive release in Russia on Windows PC.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:40AM in News
Iwata on Wii U price, free-to-play and that Zelda TV series on Netflix

Iwata on Wii U price, free-to-play and that Zelda TV series on Netflix

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has admitted that price has played a big factor in Wii U’s failure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 3:27PM in News

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Pokemon Shuffle reaches 2.5m downloads

Pokemon Shuffle reaches 2.5m downloads

Free-to-play 3DS game Pokémon Shuffle has been downloaded more than 2.5m times since launching just over a month ago.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that Nintendo’s smartphone games may well be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Ubisoft RTS AirMech Arena coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Ubisoft RTS AirMech Arena coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Carbon Games title AirMech Arena will be released on next-gen consoles, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
The next Magic: The Gathering game will be free-to-play

The next Magic: The Gathering game will be free-to-play

Wizards of the Coast is to make the next instalment in its Magic: The Gathering series free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 9:42AM in News

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Sony predicts free-to-play will be "really big chunk" of PS4 revenues

Sony predicts free-to-play will be "really big chunk" of PS4 revenues

Free-to-play games will account for a “big chunk” of PS4’s revenues within three to five years, according to Sony’s senior account executive for F2P.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2015 at 3:03PM in News
Dota 2 surpasses 40m players, user activity on the rise - EEDAR

Dota 2 surpasses 40m players, user activity on the rise - EEDAR

Dota 2 has seen its community swell past 40m players worldwide this month, but perhaps even more impressive is the level of user engagement Valve's free-to-play MOBA has maintained throughout ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:29PM in News
Final Fantasy: Record Keeper heading to North America this spring

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper heading to North America this spring

Free-to-play mobile release Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is heading to North America this spring, Square Enix and DeNA have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 6:56PM in News
Neverwinter MMO arriving on Xbox One next month

Neverwinter MMO arriving on Xbox One next month

There’s another free-to-play game on the way to Microsoft’s Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 2:32PM in News
Fable Legends is going to be free-to-play

Fable Legends is going to be free-to-play

The rumours were true – Lionhead’s Xbox One and PC multiplayer title Fable Legends will be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 1:37PM in News
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires free-to-play edition in the works

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires free-to-play edition in the works

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires will receive a stripped-back free-to-play version alongside its full retail release, Tecmo Koei has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 25th 2015 at 5:29PM in News
World of Tanks heading to Xbox One with Xbox 360 cross-play

World of Tanks heading to Xbox One with Xbox 360 cross-play

Free-to-play action MMO World of Tanks is coming to Xbox One, developer Wargaming has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 6:36PM in News
Ubisoft officially releases The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

Ubisoft officially releases The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

Ubisoft has removed the beta label from its free-to-play dungeon crawler The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:44PM in News
'Free-to-start' could be free-to-play's way into the console market, EA boss says

'Free-to-start' could be free-to-play's way into the console market, EA boss says

Free-to-play may still be finding its feet in the console market, but EA has identified what it thinks may be a potential avenue for the business model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:08PM in News