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The argument seems to continue year after year about whether or not there is actually a game that is truly "free to play". In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at the F2P designation and examine the argument from both sides. Read on and then leave your thoughts in the comments.
“The free-to-play MMO does not exist.” I have been fascinated by this idea for the past two months, mulling it over in my head while writing other pieces for MMORPG.com. I've also been wondering what this statement actually means, not only as an analysis of definitions and revenue models, but also as a concept, one that has repercussions when it is taken as truth by gamers and game developers.
I doubt today's Devil's Advocate will be the definitive reaction to the statement, but at least the thought will finally be out on the internet for people to read and (hopefully) out of my head.
Read more of Victor Barreiro Jr.'s The Devil's Advocate: The F2P Misnomer.