In an interesting revelation, Sony announced at GDC 2015 that one of their primary focuses moving forward in relation to PS4 owners, would be on free-to-play games.
At the moment, games such as Warframe, War Thunder and DC Universe Online are all available right now and free to download with micro transactions on board if players require it.
Later this year, there is also going to be the Elder Scrolls Online too after Zenimax announced that they were removing the subscription barrier away from the game – free to play for current subscribers, but a one-time fee applies when you first pick up the game for new players.
It looks like the format is here to stay though on PS4, as Sony is impressed with what they have seen so far. Sarah Thompson, a Sony exec made some interesting comments at GDC in relation to free-to-play, with one quote in particular which you can check out below.
“We’re really looking at this as a significant part of our digital business. I think that it’s going to be a really a big chunk of our revenues in the next few years – 3-5 years. As a company, we do fully believe in free-to-play.”
It’s an interesting new stance from Sony, but what do you think about it? There are countless example of free to play games on mobile which have gone on to make huge sums of money.
Is Sony getting tempted to make free-to-play a prominent fixture in 2016? Let us know how you feel below – do you support free-to-play games on PS4 moving forward or not?
Also See: PS4 5.50 update notes for March 8