Entries in 'freemium' (16)

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
Numbers show consumers like freemium, EA Mobile boss says

Numbers show consumers like freemium, EA Mobile boss says

EA All Play senior VP and general manager Nick Earl believes that most consumers have totally embraced freemium business models, saying detractors are just a loud minority.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2013 at 8:10AM in News
Is 'free' the future of console games?

Is 'free' the future of console games?

It seems inevitable that free-to-play will play a big part in the next generation of consoles.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 27th 2013 at 2:15PM in News

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Real Racing 3 smashes series' download records

Real Racing 3 smashes series' download records

One of the great things about the internet is that it gives everyone a voice. But one of the bad things about the internet is that it gives everyone a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2013 at 10:52AM in News
Firemonkeys tones down freemium elements of Real Racing 3

Firemonkeys tones down freemium elements of Real Racing 3

A consumer backlash to the freemium business model implemented in Real Racing 3 has forced a change to the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2013 at 4:02PM in News
F2P market is worth £216m in UK

F2P market is worth £216m in UK

It may be the industry buzzword of the moment, but freemium games still have a long way to go before they take down retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 1st 2012 at 10:11AM in News
MCV digital edition goes free-to-play

MCV digital edition goes free-to-play

This week's MCV is now available to view online – and it is absolutely free.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 1st 2012 at 9:47AM in News

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New Xbox, Konami and Amazon UK studios detailed in this week's MCV

New Xbox, Konami and Amazon UK studios detailed in this week's MCV

The latest issue of MCV is now available digitally, and it features details on a trio of new London studios, the last of our four interviews with EA and ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 26th 2012 at 12:34PM in News
E3 2012: Crytek switches to F2P, Premium DLC "milking gamers to death"

E3 2012: Crytek switches to F2P, Premium DLC "milking gamers to death"

Crysis developer Crytek has apparently claimed that it is to become a free-to-play only studio.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 8th 2012 at 2:02PM in News
40% of freemium gamers buy IAPs

40% of freemium gamers buy IAPs

A new report from NPD has claimed that four out of ten gamers who have played a freemium game have gone on to make an in-game purchase.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2012 at 3:58PM in News
EA bringing F2P The Simpsons game to iOS

EA bringing F2P The Simpsons game to iOS

The Simpsons will be hitting iPhone and iPad later this year in a brand new free-to-play game from EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2012 at 10:52AM in News

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Theme Park returns with free-to-play iOS game

Theme Park returns with free-to-play iOS game

Electronic Arts is reviving the classic Theme Park series as a freemium game on iPhone and iPad this year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 24th 2011 at 12:35PM in News
Free to play titles take charge of Apple’s App Store

Free to play titles take charge of Apple’s App Store

The growing momentum of free to play games is not just taking over the MMO market – it’s also taken control of Apple’s App Store marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2011 at 2:05PM in News
Iwata dismisses free-to-play

Iwata dismisses free-to-play

The freemium model for video games isn't just a sector that Nintendo will be avoiding – it's one that president Satoru Iwata believes actually threatens the health of the industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2011 at 10:49AM in News
FTC to examine freemium games model

FTC to examine freemium games model

The US Federal Trade Commission is looking into reports of children blowing their parents' credit cards on mobile social games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2011 at 1:04PM in News