Tag Archives: free-to-play
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 | 07:36 GMT
Hellgate London will continue to be published as a free-to-play title by Korean outfit HanbitSoft, the company’s confirmed.
No territories have been specified. Namco has already confirmed it’s to shut the game’s servers down in the West.
HanbitSoft said yesterdav that future updates for Hellgate: London are in the works, with a focus on “strengthening community features”.
The next “large-scale” patch, according to HanbitSoft, will be released “soon,” and will “combine the two game play modes, unifying the split two communities into one.”
More on Gamasutra.
Tue, Jun 24, 2008 | 21:39 BST
The Twilight Zone has nothing on this horrifying distortion of reality.
Picture, if you will, a world in which a hugely popular MMORPG becomes a far greater behemoth, capturing the hearts and minds of all human beings until only one man remains, alone. How would the MMO in question go about expanding its already formidable girth? By not costing a dime.
This harrowing picture of what could’ve been has been brought to you by Gamasutra, and we’re sighing in relief that it never happened. Apparently World of Warcraft was supposed to be a free-to-play, ad-supported game, but fate dictated otherwise.
Blizzard’s Rob Pardo made this bit of info known at GDC Paris, saying that in the end, market conditions prevented Blizzard’s plans.
That, friends, is what we call dodging a bullet.