A console version of Crossfire, the world's most popular shooter, is coming to Xbox One in 2020. Titled Crossfire X, the console version is developed by Smilegate, the same studio behind the 2007 original Crossfire. The original PC version of Crossfire still boasts over 8 million concurrent players, over 650 million registered accounts, and its routinely grosses over $1 billion dollars annually. The game's success is largely due to China, but a Western version has been available for several years, but failed to find much of an audience. Inspired by Valve's Counter-Strike, Crossfire quickly branched out to add new game modes such as zombies, vehicle modes, underwater matches, and much more. The sale of skins, new characters, and powerful weapons keeps the money rolling in. No word yet on weather Crossfire X will maintain the original's pay-to-win business model. While Crossfire X will launch first on Xbox, expect a PlayStation release later on. FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about Crossfire X Coming To Consoles In 2020
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Directly following the big news that was seven years in the making was the announcement that Smilegate’s hugely successful FPS CrossFire would also be heading to the Xbox One next year, in a form titled “CrossFire X.” Dubbed the “Korean Counter-Strike,” Crossfire has player numbers that would put any Western game — even the likes of Fortnite: Battle Royale — to shame. Smilegate claims 650 million total players, with eight million concurrent, though it’s struggled to break through outside of China and other Asian territories. Efforts to increase its presence in the West via a European office to boost the game’s presence lasted barely a year. Smilegate is likely hoping that partnering with Microsoft will yield greater dividends. While payment models weren’t discussed, CrossFire has been free-to-play since its launch, and there’s no reason to think that will be any different with CrossFire X — Xbox’s issues on … [Read more...] about E3 2019: Smilegate’s CrossFire X Coming To Xbox One
In looking over my history with MMORPGs this year, one trend leaps out at me: In pretty much every old favorite that I returned to, I started over completely rather than pick up and play old characters. From SWTOR to Star Trek Online to FFXIV, I kept doing this over and over again. Am I troubled? Am I addicted to that “new character” smell? Or is it what I keep telling myself, that to really get invested back into an MMO, I need to experience it from scratch? I’m not sure, but chances are that I’m going to keep doing this and very rarely make it to any max level and endgame. Do you do this? Do you start over when you come back to MMOs rather than pick up and play old characters? If so, why? Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Do you start over when you come back to an MMO?
Since my head is stuck in MMO news, gaming, and discussion for a part of my day, I have been known to conjure up hypotheticals to keep me amused. After all, the news is often so weird and unexpected that my daydreams might one day happen — you never know! One of those I’ve been pondering lately is what would happen, exactly, if a studio brought back online a rather popular long-deceased MMORPG. Say, City of Heroes or Star Wars Galaxies. Just out of the blue, “Hey guys, we’ll be reactivating the game next week, officially. See you then!” While those two titles are almost certainly forever lost to us, it’s not the craziest of questions. We have seen dead MMOs revived (such as Asheron’s Call 2 coming back for a short run, or Shadowbane in other territories, or Hellgate: London). It all depends on whether the code is still out there, the servers capable, and the studio willing. Plus IP issues and all that. Anyway, it’s feasible, it’s … [Read more...] about If we could bring MMOs back to life, what would it be like?
How do I turn these one-time interactions into a thriving business clientele? Or more specifically: How can I get these clients to keep me in mind when additional work comes up? As any seasoned freelancer will tell you, moving up on your new customer’s call list requires more than just turning in a good job (although that is a significant part of it). However, if you can implement the right strategies, then your first-time freelance clients will not only want to continue working with you but will also likely refer you to their business connections. 1. Send Over A Comprehensive Proposal One useful tool that is often overlooked by new freelancers is the detailed work plan. Simply put, a work proposal outlines the scope of work the client requires and the freelancer’s plan to complete that job. A practical proposal should be no more than 1–2 pages and should demonstrate the following: Who you are, your background, and what you can contribute to the … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Make Your First-Time Freelance Clients Come Back For More