Crytek Planning To Join The Free To Play Club
If it’s a day ending in ‘y’, it must be a day in which another developer decides to take their MMO properties free to play. The latest to do so? Crytek, who apparently plans to take their entire slate of games F2P, at least according to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli. Speaking to Videogamer, Yerli said of the decision “ight now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience.”
Crytek’s first F2P game will be the upcoming Warface. Obviously this won’t affect games currently under development, like Crysis 3. However, once their current contracts are fulfilled and boxed games have been released, the company apparently intends to make nothing but F2P online games henceforth. “What this entails is that our future,” Yerli also said, “all the new games that we’re working on, as well new projects, new platforms and technologies, are designed around free-to-play and online, with the highest quality development.”
This makes them the one millionth (est.) developer to decide to join the F2P club. My guess is that by the year 2100, the world economy will run completely on microtransactions. Well, more than it already does, I suppose.