Sweeney: Freemium is the way forward, “The only way to survive is to go global”
Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney has revealed that free-to-play products are going to invade the world in the next five years, and the Asian market would prove to be really vital.
“All these western developers spending $30 million to develop these games for dedicated consoles – all of these companies are going to be invading the Asian markets within the next five years or so, and they’ll be free to play, worldwide, global products,” he said.
“The only way to survive is to go global. This is going to be the way that almost all games will be distributed worldwide.”
He has a point here, and considering ambitious free-to-play games like Dust 514 and the likes, are coming soon. It is going to be a revolution. Tribes Ascend was extremely profitable as well, so Sweeney does have a point.
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