Blizzard’s Next Game Will Be F2P. Possibly.
Things seem a bit… adrift at Blizzard as of late. The news from earlier this week that the developer seems resigned to Diablo 3 not being that great – seriously, when you’re comparing your game to MKS’s worst films, yikes! – is bad enough, but now comes news that the next game on their slate will be… Free to Play.
That news comes courtesy of Develop Online, who reports that Blizzard will “expand business opportunities and create both subscription and freemium titles. ” Blizzard has not confirmed this news, though it does gibe with previous comments the company has made about the possibility, pending market conditions. Conditions which include WoW’s dramatic drop in subscribers recently, prompting Blizzard to add freemium aspects to the game. Still, this feels grasping, and one hopes that things internally aren’t as unsteady as they look from here. Perhaps the cancellation of this year’s Blizzcon isn’t as cut and dry as it first appeared.