You Guys Voted, And Overwatch Is Your #1 Wish For F2P

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor April 28, 2016
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Last week, we put up a poll asking MMOBomb readers which game(s) they would most like to see go free-to-play. You responded, and the results were pretty evenly spread out among a handful of games. Maybe it was the header image we used for the poll article, or maybe it's all the coverage we've given it, but in the end, Overwatch came out on top, by a narrow margin.

Blizzard's competitive team shooter launches on May 24, and its long period of uncertainty got many people thinking it would be free-to-play right out of the gate. As a result, it garnered 20% of the vote, narrowly edging out Daum Games' Black Desert Online (18%), another game that was thought to be a lock for a F2P business model.

A pair of well-established subscription-based MMORPGs, Final Fantasy XIV (13.5%) and World of Warcraft (12.7%), were next, followed by The Elder Scrolls Online, with 10%. No other game received more than 5% of the votes cast. Here are the full results:

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So, how did the poll match up with your personal wishes?

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (12)

DSWE 5 years ago
Keep it B2P.

If there is anything I've learned from F2P games is that its community is 9/10 times ruined by kids and hackers who can just create another account and hop on to play again. B2P doesn't necessarily gets rid of this but it definitely minimizes it. Also to you f*cks you say this game will be going F2P: It won't. Its made by Blizzard so that should tell you enough, and It's already quite popular so I doubt it will go F2P.

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Dio 5 years ago
Does this mean the thoughts of only Twenty people make a game want to be free? like team fortress2? o: I feel like it's going to happen again. Only tf2 is more enjoyable.

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tralala 5 years ago
Poop brainless pvp, one map boredom over and over, for totaqlly stupid ideots who not understand more then this!

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Aarklashed 5 years ago
F2P just ruin games, because it need microtransactions. And thats most of the time 'Pay 2 Win' and a game that's B2P got better quality.

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jose luis 5 years ago
m9s... i tho they were thinking on making it f2p -.- rip hope Q_Q


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