If you did not know, the world-known free-to-play game World of Tanks will be released on Xbox 360 in the near future. Victor Kisly, CEO at Wargaming, revealed today that “We have to tolerate [Xbox Live Gold Subscriptions], which I am not happy about. I would rather add another 30-40 million non-golden members and they will monetise occasionally”
“With Microsoft, unfortunately it’s not 100 per cent free-to-play because it requires the Gold subscription to Xbox Live membership,” explains Kislyi. “But that’s a Microsoft requirement which is valid for us and for Activision and for EA and all other partners. They cannot drop it for us because they would have to drop it for everyone and it would be a total mess for them.”
I think the guy pretty much speaks for himself, and we can clearly see that the team would rather make free-to-play games with micro-transaction, than ask for monthly subscription. I’m not sure how Microsoft will react to this interview, but it seems that this month wasn’t Microsoft’s.