27 January, 2013 at 1:42 pm #31974
I was just interested to see how many people are playing Free To Play on the PC. It appears that a few developers have steered towards the Free To Play release and i was wondering if anybody could give details as to why its becoming more desirable.
Some titles that i am aware of are
Mechwarrior Online (Open Beta)
Star Trek Online
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Hawken (Open Beta)
Lord of the Rings Online
I’ve obviosly missed loads, but if we can keep adding more to this list it can increase the lifespan of your PC by not having to pay a penny to play awesome games!31 January, 2013 at 7:04 pm #32133
I’ve recently met with Ubisoft to discuss coverage of their upcoming free-to-play line-up. Ubisoft are obviously pioneers in the field, and there’s certainly some good things coming.
Oh, and to add to your list, try TERA, Runes of Magic and The Settlers Online for starters.6 February, 2013 at 10:59 pm #32522
Continuing on the subject…
Electronic Theatre has recently posted an interview with Daniel Schäfer, Junior Producer on ANNO Online who talks about the capabilities of free-to-play browser videogames. The video can be found here.
What do you think? Does anyone currently play any of the previous ANNO titles?16 February, 2013 at 6:03 pm #32943
I’m a big fan of Anno, actually, and I’m keen to see what Ubisoft make of the free-to-play version.
There’s still no release date though, as far as I’m aware. Do you have more coverage coming?23 February, 2013 at 9:33 am #33405
ANNO Online is certainly impressive, but I’m backing Might & Magic Heroes Online. Has anyone played the Might & Magic Heroes videogames? Might & Magic Heroes Online is basically that, free-to-play. Yes, that’s as good as it sounds.23 February, 2013 at 1:59 pm #33441
I just read the preview of M&M Heroes Online. It does sound great, but I;m worried how they’ll monetise a game like that. With Anno I can see it being a case of buying rescoures (wood, metal etc.) with with M&M Heroes they could easily make it so that you have to buy a new weapon to be strong enough to continue the adventure. Not a fan of that idea.15 March, 2013 at 9:50 pm #34269
The forthcoming Dogs of War Online can be added to the free-to-play list.2 April, 2013 at 6:04 pm #35392
@ DiggDup – Pay to Win free to play games suck!
Another one is Mechwarrior Tactics. This is the truest iteration of the Battletech tabletop game to come to PC.
It is currently in closed beta (keys are being given out every now and again) but it looks like it could be alot of fun, and and Battletech fans are sure to want to have a look!2 April, 2013 at 6:36 pm #35396
Just checked again and there are still beta keys for Mechwarrior Tactics going! I’ll put the link up here incase anyone wants to check it out!7 April, 2013 at 4:10 pm #35687
The thing with free-to-play is that so few devs/publishers have managed to find a fair way to fund them. I’ve played loads of free-to-play videogames but literally only once have I felt compelled enough to spend money on them. How do they make up for people like me? By charging the people who want to be able to boast about their success.
On another note, the forthcoming Dungeons & Dragons RPG Neverwinter is another to add to the list. Open beta is expected to launch soon. Anyone jumping on this one?10 April, 2013 at 9:00 am #35768
I think there’s some very exciting stuff happening in free-to-play, especially now it’s trying to break into the console space. Ubisoft seem to be the biggest player right now and Might & Magic Heroes Online looks like it could be one of those titles that helps shift the tide.
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