Crytek confident in making Free-To-Play Single-Player work

by Nathan Misa Featured 4 Comments 16 Votes 1156 Views 03/07/2012 Back to News

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli believes Crytek can make the free-to-play model work for traditional single-player experiences.

Yerli and the company have been in the spotlight lately, for boldly announcing and establishing their transition to free-to-play only gaming titles, and eventually planning to phase out producing traditional retail-releases, favouring digital distribution for their future games.

In the most recent interview with Yerli, the Crytek boss briefly outlines what he believes makes the current model wrong and free-to-play the best model for moving forward.

"Customers have to put up with all this crap right now, legal notices, copyright protection. The best way to get rid of all that is go free," he said.

"The gamers get what they want – free access – and if your game is good enough you can hook them in, whether that’s a single-player game, or multiplayer, or co-op, or an RPG, an RTS, or Fifa, or whatever, it really doesn’t matter.

For every game you can find a solution. For every single one of them. It’s a creative challenge, nothing else."

In response to the question on how free-to-play models for an "epic narrative shooter" like Crysis 3 would work, Yerli insisted the company would make it happen.

"We'll figure out how to make a game like Crysis 3 work. If the proposition is, the gamer gets the games for free, well, that's better for the gamer. And what's best for the gamer is best for the industry."

What do you think about Crytek's shift to free-to-play models and a complete move to digital distribution for their future titles? Tell us below.

Source: Guardian

By Nathan Misa- Writer Bio

Link to us http://wii.mmgn.com/News/Crytek-confident-in-making-Free-To-Play
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

Crytek confident in making Free-To-Play Single-Player work Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
I sure as hell didn't buy Crysis 1 or 2 for the multiplayer.
love there work thats why they are the best :)
Level 2 *note: to complete 'destroy helicopter' objective the 'rocket launcher dlc' will be required from Crytek store*

MyFragian said: Level 2 *note: to complete 'destroy helicopter' objective the 'rocket launcher dlc' will be required from Crytek store*


$19.95.

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook

Recently Read

Featured Wii Content

Favourite 2014 game so far?

Favourite 2014 game so far?

19/06/2014 Polls 23 39
Preview: Watch what's new in Skylanders Trap Team

Preview: Watch what's new in Skylanders Trap Team

RSOP 17 hours Articles 2 3
Friendly Fire Show 69: Fangin' Destiny

Friendly Fire Show 69: Fangin' Destiny

Podcast 18 hours Articles 0 2
ZiNG Pop Culture Stores open around Australia

ZiNG Pop Culture Stores open around Australia

Leasha 4 days News 13 11
FIFA 15: Here are the songs you'll get sick of this year

FIFA 15: Here are the songs you'll get sick of this year

Gryllis 5 days News 5 5
Tim Cahill is rated 74 in FIFA 15, lower rating was an error

Tim Cahill is rated 74 in FIFA 15, lower rating was an error

Gryllis 5 days News 4 10
Ubisoft reveals complete Just Dance 2015 tracklist
Gryllis 6 days News 0 7

Community Content

ZiNG Pop Culture Stores open around Australia

ZiNG Pop Culture Stores open around Australia

Leasha 4 days News 13 11
Awesome Gaming Stuff Of Tomorrow, Today! Vol. 3

Awesome Gaming Stuff Of Tomorrow, Today! Vol. 3

02/09/2014 Blog 10 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

punk, capt_oats commented on Sleeping Dogs follow up Triad Wars is an online PC game

punk 1 hour ago
Username

chriswuu93 is now Level 4!

chriswuu93 8 hours ago
Username

chriswuu93 is now Level 3!

chriswuu93 18 hours ago
Username

Leasha, K4ZMA, Shadow99 commented on Yep, Silent Hills looks horrifying, and nope, I'm not going to play it

Leasha 19 hours ago
Username

Geekstar just unlocked the Night Owl achievement!

Geekstar 20 hours ago
Username

Geekstar is now Level 7!

Geekstar 22 hours ago
Username

Geekstar is now Level 6!

Geekstar 22 hours ago
Username

Geekstar is now Level 5!

Geekstar 22 hours ago