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access_time August 23, 2013 at 1:45 PM in News by Dragos Dobre

WoW designer on why it makes “sense” for Blizzard to go F2P

World of Warcraft is a game with a lot of history, being one of the most played game of all time. It’s been released back in 2004 and since then it rulled the world.

Well, things hasn’t been so great lately over at Blizzard. There are several speculations that the game will go free-to-play, ditching monthly subscription in favor of micro-transtractions.

When asked about the future of WoW and the possibility of the game to be free-to-play in the future, Tomb Chilton lead designer for the game said: “For Blizzard it makes sense [to go free-to-play] at some point,”

“But a lot of the risk is in making that transition. You hear stories about developers going free-to-play and getting double the number of players, but you don’t always know it works out that way and how long it stays that way.

“We really don’t know what the rate is before people drop off an lose interest.”

They should really think before making such a big step like this. Not that free-to-play isn’t a good system but it could ruin the whole game. Or not?

Source: Polygon


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