Sony and Microsoft Reportedly Embracing Free-to-Play Gaming Next Gen

By   /   May 10, 2013

During a roundtable discussion at UK Game Horizon Conference, Epic Games Vice President Mark Rein said that Sony and Microsoft’s next gen consoles, PS4 and Next Xbox will “embrace” free-to-play games that reply on app purchases for bulk of their revenue generation.

“The next-gen consoles are going to be fully embracing the free-to-play and these IAP-type business models,” Rein told the audience, “So in case you don’t know that I’m putting that out there. Sony and Microsoft are both going heavily in that area.”

On further questioning and skepticism by chair of the roundtable conference, Rein followed up his claims by proclaiming that “I’m telling you what they’re telling developers”

Whereas Microsoft’s next Xbox console is still under wraps till the much anticipated conference on 21st May 2013, Sony has been quite vocal in its assertion that the company is willing to look towards all types of gaming models for its next console; the PlayStation 4.

According to Gaming Everything; in the upcoming issue of the magazine, Sony Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida told GameInformer that:

“We are developing a free-to-play type of game, but we haven’t announced it yet. We don’t have any subscription-based games in development, but we are not crossing out any type of game; if it makes sense for a particular project, we’ll look at adopting different models. We are open for any types of models. Overall, we are increasing investment in the digital side of development, either through digital titles like Journey that we’ve been doing, but also trying to add more service-based models to our games going forward, like DLCs or additional features post launch.”

Sony has already made true on this vision by announcing the free to play PC game; Blacklight Retribution for PS4 at GDC 2013.

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