Crytek bullish on F2P AAA games, “will figure out a way” to make SP only games work
Cevat Yerli is optimistic about free-to-play AAA games and has mentioned that he will figure out a way to make a game like Crysis 3 work. What he means “by a game like Crysis 3” is that there is room to monetize single-player AAA games. It’s just a creative challenge, according to him.
“We’ll figure out how to make a game like Crysis 3 work. If the proposition is, the gamer gets the games for free, well, that’s better for the gamer. And what’s best for the gamer is best for the industry,” he told The Guardian.
“Customers have to put up with all this crap right now, legal notices, copyright protection. The best way to get rid of all that is go free. The gamers get what they want – free access – and if your game is good enough you can hook them in, whether that’s a single-player game, or multiplayer, or co-op, or an RPG, an RTS, or Fifa, or whatever, it really doesn’t matter.
“For every game you can find a solution. For every single one of them. It’s a creative challenge, nothing else.”
That’s some really solid talk by Yerli, and it remains to be seen if that’s empty air or he actually believes what he just said.