Infernum on Free-to-Play: ‘If you do it good it’s extremely fair’

Prior the recent launch of the official closed beta testing phase for Dragon’s Prophet, Electronic Theatre was given the opportunity to sit down and discuss the forthcoming videogame with the people behind the release; Runewaker Entertainment’s Tony Tang and Infernum Productions’ Andreas Weidenhaupt. Launching into […]
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Electronic Theatre ImagePrior the recent launch of the official closed beta testing phase for Dragon’s Prophet, Electronic Theatre was given the opportunity to sit down and discuss the forthcoming videogame with the people behind the release; Runewaker Entertainment’s Tony Tang and Infernum Productions’ Andreas Weidenhaupt. Launching into a crowded market as a free-to-play title is never going to be easy, but the team believe that being fair to the players is the key to success.

“I believe in free-to-play.” States Andreas Weidenhaupt, Founder and CEO of Infernum Productions. “We strongly believe that if you do it good it’s extremely fair. Because you don’t have to spend money; everyone can useElectronic Theatre Image a free-to-play game as a test and then decide if they want to stay.”

It’s an interesting perspective, and one which you’d more readily expect to hear from the development team rather than the publisher. But Weidenhaupt isn’t blind to the issues that dictate the operation of a free-to-play model in the modern industry.

“We know for sure that there’s stigma on the free-to-play business model and we try not to communicate on that range too much as really it’s all about the game. If you have a good game and if the monetisation model is fair – and it will be, 100% sure, fair in Dragon’s Prophet – we will not be selling any powerful weapons, ammo types or even high level dragons.” Continued Weidenhaupt.

“What’s pretty simple actually is the dragons themselves.” Adds Tony Tang, VP Business Development at Runewaker Entertainment. “We know that dragons play a very big part in the battles, and anybody that captures a high level Electronic Theatre Imagedragon will know that. So you can’t pay to get the skills that a dragon can have.

“You have to go out and capture the dragon yourself and then see if that dragon has a skill. It’s not about paying or not paying, it’s always about ‘do you have the luck?’ And that’s it.”

Dragon’s Prophet is currently undergoing a closed beta test, with an open beta expected to arrive in the not-too-distant future. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Dragon’s Prophet including a full interview and hands-on preview coming very soon.

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