Entries in 'f2p' (140)

King: All games companies must transition to free-to-play

King: All games companies must transition to free-to-play

Call of Duty. New Super Mario Bros. Dark Souls. Halo. Uncharted. ALL games must become free-to-play, according to Candy Crush maker King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 9:23AM in News
Cousins says free-to-play criticisms are unfair

Cousins says free-to-play criticisms are unfair

DICE, Sony and Lionhead veteran Ben Cousins has launched a spirited attack of what he argues is the wrongly maligned free-to-play sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2014 at 12:17PM in News
Obsidian announces its own F2P World of Tanks rival

Obsidian announces its own F2P World of Tanks rival

Obsidian Entertainment believes its new online military combat title can hold its own against Wargaming’s world-dominating World of Tanks.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 21st 2014 at 2:26PM in News
UKIE: EU Commission must talk to games 
industry over F2P controversy

UKIE: EU Commission must talk to games industry over F2P controversy

The EU Commission must talk to UK games firms before taking drastic action against the controversial free-to-play business model, says UKIE.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Mar 12th 2014 at 3:04PM in News

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F2P must stop 'grooming children', says Molyneux

F2P must stop 'grooming children', says Molyneux

Fable creator Peter Molyneux has warned that “brutal” and “greedy” free-to-play mechanics are inviting government legislation, something he believes will be detrimental to the industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 10th 2014 at 11:36AM in News
"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

Hedge fund manager and Nintendo share holder Seth Fischer has urged Nintendo to move into the smartphone market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 9:58AM in News
Rovio: 'We must do free-to-play ethically'

Rovio: 'We must do free-to-play ethically'

Angry Birds creators Rovio says it is crucial that parents are made aware of the costs in free-to-play games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 21st 2014 at 12:32PM in News
F2P Summit

F2P Summit

In Events Apr 24th 2014 - Apr 24th 2014 in London, UK

The fifth F2P Summit will place on Thursday, April 24th and returns to the Rich Mix in Shoreditch, London.

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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
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
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

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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
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 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
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

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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
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
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
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
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