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Epic Games VP Mark Rein says that Microsoft will be "going heavily" on the free-to-play model for games made for the next Xbox, as well as Sony with its PlayStation 4 console.
Valve's Robin Walker has admitted that in-game sales from the Mann Co store in Team Fortress 2 have now generated more revenue than the game did during its direct game sales period.
A new report claims that Blizzard is looking into possibly turning the multiplayer portion of StarCraft II into a free-to-play game but has yet to determine how to make money from that effort.
The upcoming free-to-play revival of the Command and Conquer franchise will have a single player component after all, after originally announcing it would be multiplayer only.
Microsoft has announced plans to publish Happy Wars, an upcoming Xbox Live Arcade title that will be the first free-to-play microtransaction-based game made for the Xbox 360.
Nexon has announced that it will make some of its free-to-play PC games available to download via Valve's Steam service. It has already started with the fantasy MMO Vindictus.
Developer Digital Extremes has revealed more information about Warframe, their upcoming free-to-play multiplayer shooter game that should enter into closed beta later this summer.
Valve's newly announced "economist-in-residence" Yanis Varoufakis has posted his first paper on the Valve Economics blog, as he writes about "arbitrage and equilibrium" in Team Fortress 2's economy.
EA's COO Peter Moore has predicted in a recent interview that within 10 years from now, all games will follow the current free-to-play business model with microtransactions.
A new survey from the NPD Group claims that four out of 10 people that play free-to-play, or freemium, games decide to pay for some kind of in-game content or expansion.
Jagex today announced details of their "Mad May" events which will take place in their popular free-to-play multiplayer title Runescape. The even will see competitions and special offers for members.
Star Trek Online, the sci-fi MMO game from developer Cryptic Studios, will soon become the latest monthly subscriber based game to move to a free-to-play business model sometime later in 2011.
More and more MMO games are either launching out of the box with a free-to-play business model or switching after launch to offer a free-to-play option to play the game. Now the biggest MMO game...
According to a news story on RedlineChina, The9 -- publisher of Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft in China -- is currently in talks with Blizzard to offer WoW as a free-to-play game in China. This...