Call of Duty Warzone has launched and is now available for download on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Inspired by Modern Warfare, the Free-to-Play Battle Royale game will allow players to fight with up to 150 other players.
Through Steam, many games get their time in the spotlight, in the case of Ballistic Overkill though, it’s a curious thing. The game started out as a free-to-play title on Steam via Early Access, and through its time, got a 5 million player userbase. But now, as it approaches its full-on launch, its going Pay-To-Play. But, because of the time it took to get its fanbase, it likely won’t hurt it at all.
The long running MMO EVE Online is set to launch a free-to-play model in November as it attempts to remain popular in a hugely saturated market. The change in operation, which comes after 13 years of continuous service, will come in effect later in the year when the Clone States expansion releases to the public.
Ubisoft has announced that it is going to take several of its free-to-play titles, including the Tom Clancy game Ghost Recon Phantoms. According to a statement from the company, the closures are due to the fact that the games were simply not as successful as they had initially hoped, making them unprofitable to keep online.
After making much of their upcoming game Battlecry at E3, Bethesda has been unusually quiet about the title in recent weeks and it has failed to show up at a number of difference expos and conferences. It turns out that this is because the publisher is currently re-evaluating the game to see if it will meet its expectations and that the company is actually considering cancelling the game altogether. In a statement given to Progress Bar, the publisher revealed that it was currently discussing options.
Microsoft has today revealed that the upcoming game Fable Legends will use a free-to-play model rather than a more traditional pricing structure in both the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions. Microtransactions will allow players to unlock hero characters and creatures to be used by the villains permanently. Otherwise, the available heroes and creatures will rotate every two weeks, leaving users unable to simply pick the same hero. The game will though allow the purchase of these items with in-game currency as well as real world money, although they have yet to reveal how much they will cost in either form.
Dead Island: Epidemic will be the next entry into the open world zombie series that sprung to fame with this amazing reveal trailer. (more…)
The new update for DC Universe Online introduces a research and development system!
A new live action trailer has been released for APB: Reloaded.
City of Heroes was the first MMO I ever really played. WOW bored me, and I wanted something different and perhaps just a bit more oriented toward my inner-nerd. The kind of nerd that likes righting wrongs and doing skullduggery, but finds elves and dwarves to be effeminate pussies. Especially the kind of elves and dwarves in most online games. That’s why I gravitated toward the superhero genre MMO. I’m sure that I’ve already alienated the WOW fanboys with the first few sentences, and that’s completely fine with me. I’ve played with your asses in these types of games, and your constant whining for clerics and healers in chat annoyed me enough to make a villain character that kills your kind in PVP. But enough about that.(more…)
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that players can now download and play its popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) action game DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) for free. Starting today, all PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system players can create their own legendary superhero – or villain – and join forces with their favorite DC Comics characters, including Superman, Batman and the Joker to either save – or destroy – the planet.(more…)
Piranha games announce that their giant robot simulation Mechwarrior Reboot is no more, but instead will become the free-2-play game Mechwarrior Online.