The lights are on
Everyone is talking about free-to-play games these days, and Crysis developer Crytek even says that it's dedicating its whole future to the business model. Not for Starbreeze.
Although the company is currently working on a game called Cold Mercury (which is apparently not free-to-play, but "cheap-to-play"), CEO Mikael Nermark told Edge, "We're never going to do free-to-play, because then you have to cater to everyone out there – that's costly and it's hard. We're probably going to go down the road of cheap to play. Would we go all out? No, I don't think I'm going to bet on just one business model."
Nermark has also previously re-iterated the company's commitment to triple-A game titles as well.
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Chances are they might get buried by free-to-play game developers.
Yes! I really hate this F2P crap, because even though the game is "free", every developer is going to start adding micro transactions which will boost the players who buy the stuff incredibly. Just let me pay my $60 and enjoy the full experience.
I would not say never, because then you'll probably end up doing one.
F2P games with micro transactions are all about catering to the whales- people who buy the extra stuff to the point of shopping addiction. I'd rather just play a game that that's not made for a demographic, but instead as a game the developer would love to play. Those games are always better.
DEATH TO F2P!
I would have rather seen them say they didn't want to go that route, because of how hard it would be to resist ripping off the consumer.