F2P Watch: Crytek Going Free-to-Play After "Crysis 3"

In an interview with Videogamer.com Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli decries DLC and premium gaming models, opts for a "free-ish" model for all post-Crysis 3 releases.

"As we were developing console games we knew, very clearly, that the future is online and free-to-play." That's Yerli's line on the near future of gaming. What this means for the quality and types of games Crytek develops is that it'll pretty much be business as usual for the studio known for its graphically-intensive releases. Their first title under this model will be Warface, a multiplayer FPS.

So does this mean that Crytek is done with with single-player games? Typically F2P titles rely on that sweet, sweet competitive aspect to get user buy-in for customization, weapons, and content, but at this point, Crytek ain't saying much about their plans on this front. Will future Crytek releases be ad-supported? Microtransaction-based? I've reached out and hope to get more details from Crytek and Mr. Yerli about their future plans, so watch this space for more updates.

[Source: Videogamer]

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