Rumor: The World of Warcraft maker's next game will be free-to-play
According to the website, this F2P game will exist alongside other subscription-based games, but its source gave no other details regarding the mystery game. The developer is known to be working on a new MMO dubbed "Project Titan" as well as readying online action role-playing game Diablo 3 for release. Of course, Blizzard declined to comment.
The Irvine, Calif.-based developer has already experimented with the free-to-play model within WoW, offering the first 20 levels of play for free as a trial of sorts. But an entire game dedicated to the business model would invariably change the mode of play. Honestly, given the way the industry is headed--even in "hardcore" games--a move like this would make sense. Besides, by the time Blizzard would release such a game, F2P would almost definitely be the norm.
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