Free to Play Cast: A Cross-Platform Conundrum (EP. 101)

In the 101th episode of the Free-to-Play Podcast, the F2P dynamic duo discusses the Trions choice to remove End of Nations, whether or not MMO housing needs innovation, and the potential prospects of Albion Online, a cross platform sandbox MMO with some serious potential. Plus the team wants to know your opinions on cross-platform play. All this and your community comments on this week's episode of the Free-to-Play Cast!

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Discussion (10)

ImADuck 8 years ago
I think mortal online you can build a guilde castle and it can be attacked by other guildes (i think)

fromhelll 8 years ago
I play on my phone and tablet quite a bit, I think it's hard for certain kind of multiplayer games to be as good on a mobile device and they would on PC, like You guys mentioned usually the controls have to be dumbed down to be able to work on both platforms.
I can see how a TCG/CCG, castle builders, or other turn based games might work just fine, but MMORPGs can be a bit too much.
I'm not saying it can't be good, just saying it's not gonna be for everyone.

Altaijr 8 years ago
I prefer to play on desktop computers in general instead of mobile platforms. Usually, the action controls on mobile platform feels unnatural, and disruptive at times. Also, one has to sacrifice the benefits of powerful computer processing, and rendering to play a game on a mobile, less powerful platform. However, concerning Albion Online, it wouldn't have made much difference if it was solely released for desktop computers. That is, the developer's behind that game, from the very beginning, intended to create a game that appears aesthetically as it is currently, and play like such. And making it available for mobile platforms is just an enhancement.

Hordok 8 years ago
They should put in annotation time stamps for what game they're talking about. So you don't have to scrub through the video looking for what you care about.

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really 8 years ago
does anyone really watch these hour long shows all the way through?

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tolshortte 8 years ago
the cross platform thing doesn't bother me in the least. a lot of pc players don't like it with the mentality that they are sacrificing something. I think it depends on the game, not the platform or platforms its on.

I really like FFXIV, its a blast. its cross platform. so for me at least it depends on the product, how they deliver it doesn't bother me as far as platform options go.

Cappie 8 years ago
I love Cross-Platform Play, I hate When a company refuses to allow it causing a great game to not be able to be on it. *COUGH*Micro$oft*COUGH*

Mounted 8 years ago
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