Entries in 'free-to-play' (176)

Angry Birds 2 racks up 1m downloads in 12 hours

Angry Birds 2 racks up 1m downloads in 12 hours

Rovio has announced Angry Birds 2 has already been downloaded 1m times in its first 12 hours out on mobile platforms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 2nd 2015 at 1:06AM in News
Project Spark receives premium Year One Edition release

Project Spark receives premium Year One Edition release

Free-to-play creation suite Project Spark is now available in a $50 Year One Edition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2015 at 2:20PM in News
Free-to-play Titanfall aiming for Asian markets

Free-to-play Titanfall aiming for Asian markets

Nexon is partnering with EA to release a free-to-play version of Respawn’s Titanfall to Asia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2015 at 1:41PM in News
The Grand Tournament expansion confirmed for Hearthstone next month

The Grand Tournament expansion confirmed for Hearthstone next month

Blizzard has detailed the next big expansion on the way to its World of Warcraft themed card battler Hearthstone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 11:18AM in News

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Hearthstone mobile revenue overtakes PC

Hearthstone mobile revenue overtakes PC

Blizzard’s World of Warcraft inspired card battler Hearthstone is for the first time making more on smartphones than it is on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2015 at 11:15AM in News
Devil's Third is getting a free-to-play PC release

Devil's Third is getting a free-to-play PC release

We’re already getting accustomed to Nintendo publishing on smartphones – now a Nintendo title is coming to PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2015 at 9:42AM in News
Free version of Threes doubles dev's income

Free version of Threes doubles dev's income

Free-to-play may still be a turn off to some sections of the fandom, but for developers it can often remain a very sensible choice.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2015 at 8:59AM in News
Football Manager Online kicking off in China

Football Manager Online kicking off in China

A free-to-play Chinese version of Sega’s Football Manager Online is in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2015 at 10:42AM in News

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Everybody hates free-to-play

Everybody hates free-to-play

Or do they? One of the most popular ways of paying for games is under constant scrutiny from the media and core consumers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 12th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
New Tavern Brawl mode (and maybe more deck slots) coming to Hearthstone

New Tavern Brawl mode (and maybe more deck slots) coming to Hearthstone

Blizzard’s F2P card battler Hearthstone will get a new game mode in the near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 10:49AM in News
Konami launches PES Club Manager on iOS and Android

Konami launches PES Club Manager on iOS and Android

There’s another PES game available for smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2015 at 2:57PM in News
Subway Surfer dev launches new endless runner Blades of Brim

Subway Surfer dev launches new endless runner Blades of Brim

Sybo is hoping to replicate the success of its hit mobile title Subway Surfer with a brand new endless runner release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2015 at 12:14PM in News

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VIDEO: Hearthstone ad to air during NBA and NHL finals

VIDEO: Hearthstone ad to air during NBA and NHL finals

Blizzard will give its free-to-play card battler Hearthstone a big push with a TV ad that will air during the NBA and NHL finals in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 9:36AM in News
MMO WildStar is going free-to-play

MMO WildStar is going free-to-play

One year after its launch NCSoft has announced that sci-fi MMO WildStar will be going free-to-play this autumn.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2015 at 4:09PM in News
Steam listing hints at Wildstar free-to-play switch

Steam listing hints at Wildstar free-to-play switch

NCsoft’s sci-fi MMO Wildstar could be in the cusp of abandoning subscription charges.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
New 3DS Pullbox game is free to download in Japan

New 3DS Pullbox game is free to download in Japan

It probably doesn’t qualify as free-to-play, but Nintendo is again tinkering with payment models, this time with the release of a new Pullblox game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 1:17PM in News

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Hearthstone hits 30m players

Hearthstone hits 30m players

Free-to-play collectible card game Hearthstone has registered 30m players, Blizzard has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2015 at 11:04PM in News
VIDEO: Free-to-play Happy Wars hits Xbox One

VIDEO: Free-to-play Happy Wars hits Xbox One

Toylogic has announced its free-to-play online multiplayer game Happy Wars is now available on Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 25th 2015 at 7:24PM in News
'We don't let business affect the game in the middle': Lionhead on taking Fable free-to-play

'We don't let business affect the game in the middle': Lionhead on taking Fable free-to-play

When Lionhead Studios made the decision to turn its latest entry in the long-running Fable franchise free-to-play, it knew one thing: not everyone was going to love it.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 24th 2015 at 1:12PM in News
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
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