Entries in 'free-to-play' (114)

Valve's Dota 2 documentary 'Free To Play' premieres next month

Valve's Dota 2 documentary 'Free To Play' premieres next month

The Valve-produced Dota 2 documentary Free to Play will arrive March 19th on Steam, the company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 20th 2014 at 5:12AM in News
What the Office of Fair Trading's principles for online and app-based games mean

What the Office of Fair Trading's principles for online and app-based games mean

Last month, the Office of Fair Trading issued principles to protect consumers from the aggressive monetisation practices used in many free-to-play video games.

by Alan Moss
on Feb 14th 2014 at 12:03PM in News
Free-to-play Steel Diver surfaces on 3DS eShop

Free-to-play Steel Diver surfaces on 3DS eShop

A free-to-play take on 3DS title Steel Diver is coming to Nintendo’s eShop today.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 14th 2014 at 10:14AM in News
Project Cars dev Slightly Mad reveals racing MMO World of Speed

Project Cars dev Slightly Mad reveals racing MMO World of Speed

The studio behind in-development hardcore racing sim Project Cars has revealed an altogether more light-hearted title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2014 at 3:26PM in News

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EA Mythic downplays Dungeon Keeper criticism

EA Mythic downplays Dungeon Keeper criticism

“I think any time you re-make anything that is much beloved and has a great sense of nostalgia for people are going to be very protective of it.”

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2014 at 12:48PM in News
League of Legends boasts 27m daily active players

League of Legends boasts 27m daily active players

Popular multiplayer online battle arena title League of Legends supports 27m active players on a daily basis, developer Riot Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 28th 2014 at 8:13AM in News
Square Enix: Free-to-play games mustn't alienate core

Square Enix: Free-to-play games mustn't alienate core

Developers, publishers and retailers must make sure free-to-play games are appropriate for their audience, says Square Enix.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 22nd 2014 at 12:48PM in News
Tencent F2P FPS Crossfire made $950m in 2013

Tencent F2P FPS Crossfire made $950m in 2013

Tencent's free-to-play shooter CrossFire brought in revenues of nearly $1 billion in 2013.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 20th 2014 at 11:12AM in News

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New RoboCop film gets free-to-play smartphone tie-in

New RoboCop film gets free-to-play smartphone tie-in

Glu Mobile has released a RoboCop game on iOS that ties in to next month’s movie return for the Detroit law enforcer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2014 at 3:49PM in News
Sega planning more 3DS free-to-play games beyond Initial D

Sega planning more 3DS free-to-play games beyond Initial D

Sega is keen on bringing additional free-to-play titles onto the 3DS beyond its upcoming microtransaction-fueled racing game, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2014 at 7:36AM in News
Star Wars F2P shooter reporting in

Star Wars F2P shooter reporting in

Disney has announced its latest Star Wars game – a free-to-play space combat title by the name of Attack Squadrons. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 18th 2013 at 12:39PM in News
75m registered and 1m concurrent players for World of Tanks

75m registered and 1m concurrent players for World of Tanks

Wargaming's World of Tanks has surpassed 75m registered players.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 16th 2013 at 3:32PM in News

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Free-to-play Family Guy title heading to iOS, Android

Free-to-play Family Guy title heading to iOS, Android

A free-to-play Family Guy mobile game likely in the same vein as The Simpsons: Tapped Out has been announced for iOS and Android devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 15th 2013 at 4:24AM in News
Crytek and DeNA team up for CryEngine-powered F2P mobile game

Crytek and DeNA team up for CryEngine-powered F2P mobile game

Crysis developer CryTek has announced a CryEngine-powered mobile game called The Collectables.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2013 at 2:30PM in News
F2P: The next generation of free

F2P: The next generation of free

Last year one of the questions was whether free-to-play was really a legitimate business model or a temporary fad?

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:41PM in News
F2P: The state of free-to-play

F2P: The state of free-to-play

Jagex is one of the oldest names in free-to-play games, having launched RuneScape in 2001.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:40PM in News

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F2P: Has F2P killed the subscription MMO?

F2P: Has F2P killed the subscription MMO?

If you listen to everything the media has to say on the MMO genre then you’d be led to believe it’s in a state of decline. The vast majority of ...

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:39PM in News
F2P: The real cost of micro-transactions

F2P: The real cost of micro-transactions

It’s been a tough year for free-to-play. Of course, the number of people playing these cost-free games continues to rise at a rapid rate. But free-to-play has certainly taken a ...

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:38PM in News
Jagex: Retail can sell free games

Jagex: Retail can sell free games

Shops can help sell free games, says free-to-play specialist Jagex.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:03PM in News
Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Free games are not a threat to triple-A console releases.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 12:49PM in News
Take-Two not convinced by triple-A free-to-play

Take-Two not convinced by triple-A free-to-play

The CEO of Take-Two has expressed scepticism about the potential of publishers to make significant money from triple-A free-to-play games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2013 at 3:46PM in News
Söderlund questions free-to-play console future

Söderlund questions free-to-play console future

The launch of Xbox One and PS4 is awash with free games. Or rather, freemium games. Glorified demos that if players want full access to, they’ll have to pay.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 27th 2013 at 12:38PM in News
Doctor Who Legacy confirmed for iOS

Doctor Who Legacy confirmed for iOS

The rumoured Doctor Who iOS game is real and is locked onto our spacetime coordinates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2013 at 10:04AM in News
EA cancels F2P Command & Conquer, disbands Victory Studios

EA cancels F2P Command & Conquer, disbands Victory Studios

EA has halted development on the free-to-play version of popular RTS franchise Command & Conquer and disbanded the team working on the title.

by Seth Tipps
on Oct 30th 2013 at 11:04AM in News
Free-to-play specialist Tadhg Kelly joins Ouya

Free-to-play specialist Tadhg Kelly joins Ouya

Former Jawfish creative director Tadhg Kelly has announced his appointment with Ouya.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 25th 2013 at 12:08AM in News