In this episode of the Free-to-Play Podcast, the group takes a look at SOE’s controversial changes to Planetside 2’s subscription plan before moving on to discuss the “hardcore” 3v3 MOBA, Deadbreed. Plus, the team discusses what they think the state of F2P gaming will look like among the new next-gen crowd. All this plus your community comments and a new guest host on this episode of the Free-to-Play Cast!

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  1. Booze on January 16, 2014

    I do want to say i find it kinda offensive that you were laughing about fukushima, its Not something to laugh at

  2. tolshortte on January 16, 2014

    as you guys said gamers are always complaining about something. no matter what SOE did someone wasn’t going to be happy, just how it goes.

    in 2019 I expect gaming to be on Oculus Rift or its yet to be seen competitors. I really think games will head in that direction.

    as far as payment models go, I think there will be a system like Netflix by then. where you pay x amount of dollars a month to access x amount of titles. I think the p2p b2p f2p system will be all but phased out by then. I think microtransactions in some forms will still exist but will be diminished by todays comparisons. consoles do something very similar already and it seems quite popular.

    with the birth of the WWE network this year I expect many premium channels like HBO etc to also follow suit the same way. its more profitable for them, cheaper for the customer and accessible in many places whenever you want. I really think its the direction media entertainment will go in the future.

    but I guess only time will tell.

    • Merkadis on January 16, 2014

      Phased out? you wish. 😛 especially f2p.

      • tolshortte on January 17, 2014

        they will call it f2p don’t worry. you will just have to sub to the site/service to get your free games.

        and I said all but phased out, im sure some will linger in obscurity but for the most part sites like Steam and Origin are the future. mark my words. when you can get several real f2p games with the stuff p2p games offer because 10mil+ ppl are paying 10+ a month to a site instead to individual publishers itll create the go to site for gaming. it will start this year by the 3rd quarter. its already being done.

        Sony, EA, Valve are just 3 examples of companies large enough and with enough capitol to start buying up smaller dev studios and 2 of them already publish their own games. just watch in roughly 5 years time itll be how gaming is done. my prediction at least.

  3. im batman on January 16, 2014

    Hi-rez-games: Global agenda [dead] Tribes ascend [dead] SMITE [99% dead]

    • h4xor on January 25, 2014

      Actually smite is ranking third on MOBAs . Day by days players are increasing alot that server are even stressing. I see big success for Hirez with Smite. Ohter titles are not really good tho. Tribe was amazing.

  4. Angel on January 16, 2014

    I don’t know… Is it good idea?

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