Crytek’s CEO, Cevat Yerli, says he understands that the free-to-play model gives a bad impression to the people, when they hear the words. But with the team that made Crysis working on the new, triple-A quality Warface F2P game, Yerli hopes they will redefine the term and prove F2P doesn’t mean “cheap and bad”.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Yerli admitted some shortcomings the model has, but also said that his company’s entry into the F2P realm will be something different.
“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.”
Yerli also earlier said, in June, that all future projects, apart from Crysis 3 and Homefront 2,, will be free-to-play. The company’s aim is to “ensure the best quality, console game quality”, which means, budgets of between 10$ million and 30$ million per game, as he noted.
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