David Reid, the chief marketing officer working at EVE Online developer CCP, believes that both Sony and Microsoft need to offer non-traditional business model, like free-to-play, on their coming next-generation home consoles.
He tells MCV that, “It’s hard to imagine the free-to-play transition slowing down any time soon – the model works so well for gamers. As we steer towards the next generation of consoles, I’d expect to see a much larger array of triple-A titles available in the free-to-play model.”
The free-to-play concept is already very successful on the PC and on mobile gaming devices and the Xbox 720 and the PlayStation 4 will have to adopt it in order to remain competitive.
At the moment, CCP is working on Dust 514, an MMO that is set to arrive on the PlayStation 3 and will interact with the PC-based EVE Online.