Naoki Yoshida On The Prospects Of FFXIV Going F2P: “Absolutely Not”

Naoki Yoshida On The Prospects Of FFXIV Going F2P: “Absolutely Not”

One of the last holdouts among MMOs that require a subscription is Final Fantasy XIV. We’ve mused on the (low) possibility that it could someday…

Yoshida: FFXIV Could Go Free-To-Play “If 80% Or 90% Of Our Players” Want It

Yoshida: FFXIV Could Go Free-To-Play “If 80% Or 90% Of Our Players” Want It

Final Fantasy XIV free-to-play? Now that I’ve stoked your interest — and captured a few search results from Google — let me tell you that…

The Subscription Model For MMOs Died Five Years Ago Today

The Subscription Model For MMOs Died Five Years Ago Today

Star Wars: The Old Republic was going to be the game. Officially announced on Oct. 21, 2008 and launched three years later, it was the…

Columnist: F2P “Should Be Entirely Out of the Question” For Game Developers

Columnist: F2P “Should Be Entirely Out of the Question” For Game Developers

If there’s one notion I wish I could forcibly implant into the minds of every person on the planet, it’s this: “Not everything can be…

The Time Capsule: Looking Back On MMO Predictions From 2010 (UPDATED)

The Time Capsule: Looking Back On MMO Predictions From 2010 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Extra Credits has informed us via Twitter that the above video was actually created on Aug. 4, 2010 and uploaded onto YouTube in 2012…

MMOBomb’s Free-to-Play Predictions For 2017 — And Readers’ Predictions From 2016

MMOBomb’s Free-to-Play Predictions For 2017 — And Readers’ Predictions From 2016

I copped out last year. I admit it. When I did my sort-of-annual tradition of making end-of-year predictions for the F2P gaming space, I only…

Maybe MMOs Don’t Have To Be Innovative After All

Maybe MMOs Don’t Have To Be Innovative After All

For a long time, I’ve railed against traditional quest-and-level MMOs – “WoW clones,” if you will. This wasn’t so much out of a snooty, “Oh,…

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

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

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…

Which MMOs Will Go F2P Next? We Rate The Most Likely (And Unlikely) Options

Which MMOs Will Go F2P Next? We Rate The Most Likely (And Unlikely) Options

With Guild Wars 2 unpredictably going free-to-play, and its NCSoft compatriot, WildStar, ready to make the same, much more predictable, move later this month, only…

Free-to-Play “MMO” Revenue Triples Subscription-Based Revenue In 2014

Free-to-Play “MMO” Revenue Triples Subscription-Based Revenue In 2014

A wild SuperData report appears! The latest from the gaming market-research firm shows the continuation of a years-long trend in gamer spending habits, namely that…