“We know that free-to-play games have a bad image.”
Crytek CEO has some stern words for Sony and Microsoft.
Cevat Yerli CEO of Crytek has revealed that Sony and Microsoft needs to embrace free-to-play or they could suffer when it comes to revenue and other things. They are ensuring that the negative perception among gamers regarding free-to-play games disappears after seeing a lot of high quality games.
“I hope for them that they do. If they don’t then it’s going to be a tough time for them,” he said.
“It’s quite a challenge for those companies logically because they rely so heavily on retail to sell the hardware and to sell the games where the margin for retail really is. If they would forgo their entire retail business and go digital free-to-play, then they would not be selling any more Xboxes as well. There’s a chicken and egg thing there. And they have to make radical calls.”
He also revealed that CryEngine 3 will be instrumental in pushing out a lot of quality games.
“We know that free-to-play games have a bad image. “They have a bad reputation – it’s pay to win, it’s low quality. I completely get that, but we are making free-to-play that’s high quality. It’s CryEngine 3, it’s a big investment.”
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