Free to Play Cast: Are F2P Players Ready for Next-Gen?
In this episode of the Free-to-Play Podcast, the group takes a look at SOE's controversial changes to Planetside 2's subscription plan before moving on to discuss the "hardcore" 3v3 MOBA, Deadbreed. Plus, the team discusses what they think the state of F2P gaming will look like among the new next-gen crowd. All this plus your community comments and a new guest host on this episode of the Free-to-Play Cast!
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Free-To-Play Cast is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about free to play multiplayer online games. Free-To-Play Cast takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, interviews, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week! (every Wed or Thu)
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in 2019 I expect gaming to be on Oculus Rift or its yet to be seen competitors. I really think games will head in that direction.
as far as payment models go, I think there will be a system like Netflix by then. where you pay x amount of dollars a month to access x amount of titles. I think the p2p b2p f2p system will be all but phased out by then. I think microtransactions in some forms will still exist but will be diminished by todays comparisons. consoles do something very similar already and it seems quite popular.
with the birth of the WWE network this year I expect many premium channels like HBO etc to also follow suit the same way. its more profitable for them, cheaper for the customer and accessible in many places whenever you want. I really think its the direction media entertainment will go in the future.
but I guess only time will tell.