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News E3: All future Crytek games to be free to play

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Jun 2012.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Culinia

    Culinia New Member

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    Could be ok I guess.

    The only 'free' game I've enjoyed to play is actually: Alliance of Valiant arms. I only spent £6 on it (more of an impulse-noob buy). You might say this is a Counter-Strike knock-off. One which I enjoyed.

    This looks like a Battlefield knock-off. According to Steam, I've played 350 hours of Alliance of Valiant arms. And *whoops* for Battlefield 3.

    So I guess there is hope, after-all.
     
  3. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    Well, as long as you can buy a nanosuit hat as a microtransaction.

    Also, note how Cervat mentions "console game quality" - he seems to be well and truly done with PC gaming.

    Pity, Crysis was a stunning, but flawed, game. If they had tryed to perfect it in Crysis 2, rather than make a standard FPS with a couple of gimmicks, we could have had a classic of a game.

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  4. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    First line fail "Crytek will only be make free-to-play games".......

    On topic.... free is good!! but something has to give.
     
  5. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    I can't really see this fly...

    Oh and I almost choked on my food when I read the words "our approach is to ensure the best quality, console game quality". Oh dear!
     
  6. Aracos

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    The graphics didn't even look that nice! The tree was bloody ugly and they used loads of blur often, is that what pretty graphics is now?
     
  7. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    So instead of paying £30 for a full game, we'll now get it free but have to pay £100 on dlc to get the game up to where it would otherwise have been.
     
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  9. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    Wow, it looks like a mash up of BF3, TF2, and MW#

    for consoles
     
  10. Griffter

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    dont like it.

    would like it if they were not businessmen. if u are at a shop or better yet, garage sale and they guy says, take it... its free, what will u think?

    so the only way to enjoy their games in the future is to pay up more than boxed items most likely, and stop ur experience often when limit is reached to go buy more stuff to continue.

    i myself love and am an sp campaign guy, maybe old school, but not a word on sp campaigns.

    pity... cry engine was my fav engine
     
  11. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    This will turn out to be a subscription based system by another name.

    Game = Free.

    DLC = £
    'Optional' weapons = £
    Some in game currency / coins = £

    Old = One off purchase price of £25 from play.com (or £35 from steam)

    New = First four hours free, then £15 in next two days to 'level up', then £5 to £10 every month to remain competitive and an extra £5 a month to have access to the popular levels.

    Better?
     
  12. Platinum

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    EA are slowly killing gaming.
     
  13. Showerhead

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    Seems risky to spend £10-30m on a game then release it as f2p. If it doesn't take off and get as many players as you were hoping the company is in real trouble especially with EA as the publisher.
     
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    Indeed, just ask Realtime worlds what happens when your subscription model fails.
     
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    I don't have much time to play games any more and so never get round to completing them and I often feel I could have used that money spent better, so this is pretty good news I guess. But I definitely can see how this would suck for a lot of people.
     
  16. silky

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    Free to play, and then add in those £50,000 items Molyneaux was playing around with, and bingo! The plan is finally complete.
     
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    keir S p i t F i r e

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    looks fine to me, and it's free can't see what people are crying about.

    If they feel they don't want to make paid for games anymore thats their choice.
     
  18. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I would agree with you, but I'm actually a little concerned.

    Some MMORPG use the free to play model, and they rake in cash from their online shops. If this were to work with AAA games as well, how long would other companys take before they started doing the same?

    I already resent multiplayer as it is often used as a way to release sub-standard games (or cheapens good games as it is tacked on as an after thought). It will be far worse if potentially great games are marred by a pay-to-win system. We already have DLC...we don't need this.

    Perhaps it is an overreaction on my part, but I don't like the sound of this.. at all.
     
  19. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I'm just sad that they might stop pioneering awesome game engines.
     
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    :duh:
     
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