Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 21:39 GMT
Ultima Forever: BioWare explains free-to-play model
Ultima Forever is currently in development at BioWare and although it’s a free-to-play game, the studio is keen to stress that playing free won’t come with play time restrictions or other nasty blockades.
Speaking with IGN, BioWare’s executive producer Jeff Skalski underlines how Ultima Forever’s F2P model will help it stand out from the pack.
For starters, non-paying players will never be kicked from the game, Skalski confirms, “Keep playing to your heart’s content. I never wanted to kick players out of our game and say, ‘Hey, come back in 3 hours. Goodbye.’”
Progress wont be curtailed either Skaleski explains, “The game is wide open. You’ll need to level up to take on new challenges, but all of that can be earned by just playing the game. Purchasable items will include vanity gear, weapons, inventory space, and early access to abilities. “The only thing we won’t sell is virtue. You have to earn that!”
BioWare also recently explained that Ultima Forever is ‘pure BioWare’ and has a rick focus on story and choice.