F2P can make PlayStation the 'key console,' says Crytek
- Posted November 5th, 2012 at 07:31 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 7 Comments
Sony’s push into the free-to-play business model could be just the ticket PlayStation 3 needs to propel it to new strengths, reckons Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek.
The comments come following Sony’s decision to offer SingStar as a free-to-play title, as well as embracing Dust 514, the MMOFPS from developer CCP Games.
For Yerli, this marks the beginning of something special for the PlayStation brand, providing Sony continues to go down the F2P path.
“Sony making that game is a great step forward, and they should be applauded. If Sony embraces free-to-play as a major way for PlayStation, that could be the key console," he told MCV.
CCP Games’ David Reid also chipped in on the matter, stating, “It’s natural that the console challenger is going to be more ambitious and take more risks than the leader.”
“Last generation I was at Xbox and we were having our arses handed to us,” added Reid, “And Xbox was the one that was trying to do crazy things with Xbox Live and so on. Five years later, things have changed and now Sony is being more aggressive. It is a cyclical business and it feels like we’re coming around to another big turn again.”
Meek Friend | MeeKSouL
- 8:15am EST - November 5th, 2012
this says something bad about the XBOX and something good about PS3...you have to take the post down
- 10:34am EST - November 5th, 2012
Long shot theory, but this could be something they are testing out to see if this is something they can launch with the PS4.
- 1:38pm EST - November 5th, 2012
Sorry... but playstation will never be a challenger. Thats like saying "more people own a Toyota, but Ferrari is a challenger in the automotive industry." Playstation is a MoFo Ferrari, have fun with your Microsoft Camry kids.
Soldier 95B | Solder_95B
- 1:49pm EST - November 5th, 2012
So much fail in Bones post, it's not even funny.
- 8:51am EST - November 6th, 2012
They have to rename "free to play", like "buy if you want" or something. Those games ARE NOT free to play, if you don't pay anything you're pathetic compared to "paying" gamers and you'll be angered instead of happy of playing.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 12:24pm EST - November 6th, 2012
Don't know if I will support F2P when the time comes. Next gen might be my last. Sony is already creeping up the ladder on my s h i t list as is.
Mr.Nice | MR_Nice2011
- 5:28pm EST - November 10th, 2012
Warface on playstation would be awesome!!
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