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Blacklight: Tango Down sequel to be free-to-play

Friday, 14th January 2011 20:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Zombie Studios has said its sequel to Blacklight: Tango Down will be free-to-play when it launches.

Titled “Blacklight” for now, the core game will be free, with premium content maid available for purchase in-game.

“The full game will be free along with premium content that can be purchased in-game. Blacklight will feature a large number of improvements based on the player feedback we’ve gotten. And we hope going free-to-play will close that loop so we can respond even faster to player preferences,” Zombie’s CEO Mark Long told BigDownload.

“The free-to-play model is something we’ve been interested in since we first began working with Korean publishers four years ago. Free-to play is the model in Asia. It’s exploding in China growing fast in Europe and emerging here in Facebook and iOS games.”

Long said the sequel will contain all new gameplay, assets, weapons, levels, items and more along with drivable mech vehicles. The game uses the latest version of Epic’s Unreal Engine 3.

A release date, platforms, and a confirmed publisher will be announced a later date.

The first screenshot of the game can be seen in full through here.

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  1. Maximum Unreal

    Actually that is good idea.But how on PSN and Xbox live is going be free ?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    “content MAID available for purchase in-game.”

    That made me chuckle :P

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Zonejeu

    “Free-to play is the model in Asia. It’s exploding in China growing fast in Europe and emerging here in Facebook and iOS games”

    Was that guy sleeping for the past 10 years when all the free-to-play MMOs were launched ? Emerging in Facebook and iOS ? You’ve gotta be kidding, how can you be the CEO of a game developer and not looking at the industry around you…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. albo88

    free to play is shit just look at the whole ea line up sucks dick do it right or dont do it at all wtf
    that’s for casual gamers in my opinion to rip em all

    #4 4 years ago