Sony: F2P "Is Taking Us Where We Need To Be"

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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In a speech at GDC yesterday, Sony Senior Account Executive Sarah Thompson re-iterated the company's commitment to the free-to-play model, especially on PlayStation 4. According to Gamespot, Thompson's comments indicated a strongly positive outlook from the company for the future of free-to-play gaming:

"I think that it's going to be a really a big chunk of our revenues in the next few years; 3-5 years. And it's already growing at amazing rates that are really quite surprising.

"I think that it's really taking us into where we need to be as a company," she said. "As a company, we do fully believe in free-to-play."

Representatives of Daybreak Game Company, formerly Sony Online Entertainment, also took part in the panel, with Senior VP of Sales and Marketing Laura Naviaux saying that

"Every indication is that there is a tremendous amount of opportunity for growth with free-to-play on consoles."

Even former PlanetSide 2 Game Director Matt Higby got into the conversation, saying that the company left a lot of "money on the table" with the game's F2P implementation.

So if you were hoping that Sony (and probably Daybreak) was going to steer away from the F2P space, think again.

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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 (13)

futy 7 years ago
not F2P cause you need hardware to play with it?
WTF are you playing other F2P games on? Air?
Or since you need a PC for it, it's not F2P at all? F2P doesn't even exist? This is the Matrix?!
Or hardware that is not made by Sony, is a different story, cause Sony is the devil?
Please enlighten me, show me the secrets of your oh-so-amazing logic.

RY 7 years ago
Oh you mean the same company that sold SOE? Yeah, F2P sure is taking you where you need to be.

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F2P NOT 7 years ago
its not F2P if we have to PAY for playstaion plus so that we can play online so calling games F2P is a lie as you PAY 2 Play.

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unmarked 7 years ago
seeing as how the only actual unique games that are successful on the ps4 atm are free to play games i can see why.

coma 7 years ago
Its all fakes and scam pay 2 win games don't trust them

View 2 replies
Kenpokiller 7 years ago
Freemium bullshit =/ F2P


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