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    Crytek: All our future games will be free-to-play

    Premium services are 'milking customers to death' says CEO Cevat Yerli.

    Crytek's future output will solely consist of triple-A free-to-play games, Cevat Yerli has revealed.

    Speaking to VideoGamer.com on the last day of E3, the Crytek CEO lamented the rise of DLC and premium gaming services, which he considers to be "milking customers to death".

    Warface, Crytek Kiev's multiplayer FPS, will be the company's first foray into the free-to-play sector. But once Crytek has completed its current contracts with traditional boxed products, its studios will only produce F2P titles - supported by its new social gaming platform, GFACE.

    "As we were developing console games we knew, very clearly, that the future is online and free-to-play," said Yerli.

    "Right now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience.

    "What this entails is that our future, 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."

    Yerli added that he wants Crytek's games to stand out from the current crop of F2P titles. All future projects will aim for triple-A production standards, with development budgets to match.

    "As is evident in Warface, our approach is to ensure the best quality, console game quality," he said. "That implies budgets of between $10m to $30m - so no compromise there - but at the price-point of $0 entry.

    "I think this is a new breed of games that has to happen to change the landscape, and be the most user-friendly business model."



    In short, Yerli agrees with the view that games are destined to become services, rather than the standalone products of old. However, he's clearly no fan of the premium models adopted by the likes of Activision and EA:

    "If you look at what kind of games are done in the packaged goods market, with DLCs and premium services and whatnot, it's literally milking the customers to death."

    Warface is currently live in Russia, and is undergoing a closed beta in China. There's no word yet on when the game might be coming to Europe and the US, but it will be published by Trion Worlds.

    For more from Cevat Yerli and his vision of Crytek's free-to-play future, keep an eye out for next week's complete interview.
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    Which is crap, and means I will never play (or buy) another crytek game. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    Which is crap, and means I will never play (or buy) another crytek game. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgotha View Post
    Why?
    Not really a multiplayer gamer, and free to play games thus far out there are crap

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    Wow, this is really starting to become the next gaming console trend: F2P online games. Copying what DCUO and Dust are doing. That's not necessarily a good thing either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    Which is crap, and means I will never play (or buy) another crytek game. :/
    Ironically, you'll never have to buy another Crytek product.

    Not sure this is the right move, F2P is getting a big response right now but that could easily change in future.


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    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    Ironically, you'll never have to buy another Crytek product.

    Not sure this is the right move, F2P is getting a big response right now but that could easily change in future.


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    I agree. If more and more (quality) games are becoming free to play, that means there is more and more FREE games out there, and less chance of people actually paying for the content

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    So more and more pay to win games?

    Sounds good...

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    I don't see what all the negativity is all about here. This sounds like a win for the consumers to me, AAA multiplayer games for free. My question is how will they stay in business lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iplayonlysony View Post
    I don't see what all the negativity is all about here. This sounds like a win for the consumers to me, AAA multiplayer games for free. My question is how will they stay in business lol.
    Same way zynga does. You pay for upgrades and unlockables. Plus relentless adverts

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    So they'll be abandoning SP games? That's bad.


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    This does sound like micro transaction based gaming. Meaning unless you buy 12,000 credits you're gonna get owned by kids with their mom's credit card. Even so free-to-play is never that bad.
    It seems as if every other Spartan in the Halo universe is cooler and more interesting than Master Chief, yet they all died at the beginning of Halo 1.

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    Mixed feelings. I can't say I'm entirely against it until I see what they actually do. Perhaps they'll make some kick-ass games and I won't mind the missing multiplayer. But as those like Naxi have said, I'm not sure how I'll feel about the phasing out of single player experiences. I know multiplayer is tons of fun and adds hours and hours to the gameplay experience, but I don't want to see SP experiences die out entirely. For all I care, Crytek can dive into the F2P world, but I don't want that to spell the end for SP experiences throughout the gaming world, which I don't think it does.
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    Main points
    - highest quality development
    - triple-A production standards
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    And all that will translate to
    - Triple-C net code (triple crap)

    Going by how Crysis 2 plays, that list sounds about accurate. I have yet to find a game with worse net code (Only Bioshock 2 comes close)
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