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All upcoming Crytek games to be free-to-play

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Jun 2012 14:08 User comments (9)

All upcoming Crytek games to be free-to-play Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has confirmed today that all future titles from the studio will be free-to-play.
Each of the games will also be "AAA" titles, meaning they will hold nothing back. The new move will take effect after the release of Crysis 3 and Homefront 2, which are both in development.

The future games will keep budgets between $10-$30 million to ensure "the best quality, console game quality," and will also support the social gaming platform Gface.

"As we were developing console games we knew very clearly that the future is online and free-to-play," Yerli added (via GS). "Right now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience."

Yerli also noted what most consumers think, in saying: "If you look at what kind of games are done in the packaged goods market, with DLCs and premium services and whatnot, it's literally milking the customers to death."

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9 user comments

113.6.2012 15:10

Well, It's about damn time a company actually listened to it's customers......

213.6.2012 18:42

until it falls flat no one wants full time F2P more like pay to win.

313.6.2012 19:52

F2P but over priced DLC=fail.


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414.6.2012 3:17

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"the best quality, console game quality,"


Well, which will it be? The two are mutually exclusive.

514.6.2012 12:52

F2P is of no interest me and I find that come games sacrifice quality to keep a game being free. I not sure if this is the right business model for Crytek, but good luck

614.6.2012 14:17

No such thing as a "free puppy". We all know there's going to be product placement, console graphics, lag from hell and then you might as well dig out that credit card because you're going to have to pay the real cash for weapons upgrades & body armor; which means...

Snot noses & Bravo Foxtrotters with mummy/duddy's class "A" craedit line will be pissing all over the game play. Not to mention, I'm pissed about this 'online always shite' in order to play a f*king single player game!

I bought Diablo 3 (PC, obviously) & I have to be online ALWAYS? Either I've stepped back 10 years in protocol or the meds have robbed me yet again of several dozen IQ points, but I'm tired of this ET phone home crap to play a game I have no intentions of going online with.

I'm too old for this crap. Put the game in & play. Irritating.


714.6.2012 14:58

I'm with ya LordRuss, I don't think I play any games online. The advent of Xbox Live killed that experience for me. Sorry, I don't have hours to waste to become good enough to enjoy a few minutes of playtime. Give me a solid single player campaign. Heck, I'll take a 2-D Mario game over most of the stuff out there. Just old school thinking.

BTW, I wonder how many Diablo players are living in rural areas with dial-up connections? Must be real fun for them.

814.6.2012 17:42

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I bought Diablo 3 (PC, obviously) & I have to be online ALWAYS? Either I've stepped back 10 years in protocol or the meds have robbed me yet again of several dozen IQ points, but I'm tired of this ET phone home crap to play a game I have no intentions of going online with.

HAHA nice; you not alone, so I think we all jumped back a decade.

BUT you never know, a company may come alone that pulls it off correctly, with no consequence. It could be Crytek, I doubt it, but it could happen.

915.6.2012 18:39

Are you people joking? Free to play is a huge industry with literally thousands of titles. Most of the games I play are Free to play, and no, you don't need to pay to win either.

You guys need to stop giving money to EA and Blizzard, and download TeamFortress 2 and LoL instead.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Jun 2012 @ 18:39

I'll stick my foot up your ass.

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