Entries in 'free-to-play' (122)

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

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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

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Warface now available in Europe and America

Warface now available in Europe and America

Crytek’s free-to-play PC browser FPS Warface is now available in Europe and America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2013 at 1:29PM in News
Project Spark freed of Xbox Live Gold restrictions

Project Spark freed of Xbox Live Gold restrictions

Xbox One owners will not need to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold to access free-to-play title Project Spark.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Oct 15th 2013 at 1:54PM in News
Batman Arkham Origins free-to-play brawler revealed for iOS, Android

Batman Arkham Origins free-to-play brawler revealed for iOS, Android

A free-to-play version of NetherRealm Studios' upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins is in development for iOS and Android, publisher Warner Bros. has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 14th 2013 at 2:40AM in News
Namco Bandai doesn't want to discuss Ace Combat Infinity fees

Namco Bandai doesn't want to discuss Ace Combat Infinity fees

Negativity towards the free-to-play model has led Namco Bandai to opt against discussing the payment structure it will use in free-to-play title Ace Combat Infinity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2013 at 11:23AM in News

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Capcom's Deep Down will be free-to-play on PS4

Capcom's Deep Down will be free-to-play on PS4

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that PS4 RPG Deep Down will be a free-to-play title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 10:51AM in News
Codemasters launches free-to-play Boom! Tanks on iTunes

Codemasters launches free-to-play Boom! Tanks on iTunes

A new free-to-play title from Codemasters has been released on iTunes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2013 at 3:35PM in News
World of Warcraft revenues "drop 54% in seven months"

World of Warcraft revenues "drop 54% in seven months"

One analyst has speculated that the time may be nearing for Activision Blizzard’s World of Warcraft to make the jump to free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2013 at 10:24AM in News
Final Fantasy Agito announced for iOS and Android

Final Fantasy Agito announced for iOS and Android

Square Enix has unveiled Final Fantasy Agito, a mobile-bound RPG with multiplayer and free to play elements.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 12th 2013 at 6:58AM in News

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Soul Calibur also getting the free-to-play treatment

Soul Calibur also getting the free-to-play treatment

Namco Bandai’s free-to-play frenzy seems to be continuing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2013 at 10:35AM in News
EndWar IP returns as free-to-play title

EndWar IP returns as free-to-play title

Ubisoft is to resurrect the Tom Clancy EndWar brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2013 at 3:32PM in News
Free-to-play shooter Warface coming to Xbox 360

Free-to-play shooter Warface coming to Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is getting another free-to-play war title – Crytek’s Warface.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 29th 2013 at 4:08PM in News
EA's Moore clarifies free-to-play and online comments

EA's Moore clarifies free-to-play and online comments

Outspoken EA COO Peter Moore has moved to clarify statements he recently made about free-to-play and online games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 11:07AM in News
Every EA franchise to feature free-to-play in future, Moore claims

Every EA franchise to feature free-to-play in future, Moore claims

Publisher Electronic Arts is working on implementing some form of free-to-play into all of its major franchises moving forward, says Peter Moore.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 27th 2013 at 11:28AM in News
Microsoft: "Killer Instinct is not free-to-play, is the world's most generous demo"

Microsoft: "Killer Instinct is not free-to-play, is the world's most generous demo"

Killer Instinct is not a free-to-play game, a key Microsoft exec has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2013 at 11:22AM in News
World of Warcraft designer: 'It makes sense for Blizzard to go free-to-play'

World of Warcraft designer: 'It makes sense for Blizzard to go free-to-play'

While the company still has 8m people paying subscriptions for World of Warcraft, it recognises that free-to-play gaming can't be ignored.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 23rd 2013 at 3:50PM in News
End of boxed Command & Conquer games

End of boxed Command & Conquer games

Iconic PC franchise could abandon boxed releases to focus on free-to-play.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Aug 22nd 2013 at 10:41AM in News
Killer Instinct characters to cost $5 each in free-to-play edition

Killer Instinct characters to cost $5 each in free-to-play edition

Microsoft has provided new info regarding the interesting pricing structure for the Xbox One-exclusive reboot of Killer Instinct.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 22nd 2013 at 6:23AM in News