Report: MSFT Working on Free-to-Play for Xbox

Tagged: Free-to-Play, Microsoft Xbox 360, video games, Software, Gaming, Technology
Source: Toms Guide - Read the full article
Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

"Microsoft is reportedly working on a microtransactions service that would allow users to play games for free while charging for additional features. According to Develop, Redmond is calling on developers to discuss possible free-to-play game deals. Under the free-to-play price structure, players can play the game for free and Microsoft will make its money from in game purchases of different objects or upgrades."

 

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Razear
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I think these marketing techniques can be very successful, especially if a game is addicting enough for people to pay real money for premium features. Just look at RuneScape and FarmVille as examples, these games are huge cash cows generating billions of dollars yearly.