It seems like MMO monetization follows the same trends as the fashion industry. A long time ago subscriptions were in, then they were out. The subscription MMORPGs that launched in the wake of World of Warcraft quickly bled out players once the included 30-day game time expired. A rush of free to play games, mostly from Asia, that were supported by cash shops seemed to thrive. … [Read more...] about Weekly Raid: How Do You Feel About F2P Games Adding Subscription Options?
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That doesn't mean World's Adrift can't serve as a great example of what is possible for the genre going forward. Powered by the much hyped SpacialOS engine, World's Adrift claims that all downed ships and altered landscapes (player created bases and so forth) will be permanent in the game world. That means players will be able to discover the crashed ships of their friends, or even popular personalities like streamers. … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Can User Generated Content Work In MMOs?
While eSports aspirations won't be enough for stragglers like H1Z1 to catch up in popularity to PUBG and Fornite, this event will likely prove a good test case on whether the genre can work as a spectator sport. Fortnite in particular has reached a critical mass previously unimaginable in the video game industry, if it works as an esports then it has the chance to break into the mainstream culture like nothing before. … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Are Battle Royale Games The Future Of Esports?
More remarkably still, the OASIS seems to be an open PvP, full loot, 'hardcore' playground where all character progress is erased upon death. Obscenely powerful items are routinely offered for sale for in-game credits, but with how intertwined The OASIS seems to be with the real world, the line between real-world dollars and in-game credits is at best rather blurred. … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Let’s Talk Ready Player One
Its clear Playwith is taking a page from Bless Online with this one. Relaunching the title in a new region, and charging money for a previously free to play game. But Playwith takes the scam to another level. They didn't develop Warlords Awakening. They simply purchased a previously failed game, changed the name, and slapped a retail price on the whole package. To add insult to injury, they're not even supporting the game in their home region. … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Warlords Awakening, Another Korean Cash Grab?