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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...