There is a change going on in the games market, while some games are able to command top prices there is a rise in the free to play (F2P) game system, which has been steadily growing over the years. The latest developer to mention F2P is Crytek and they say that after Crysis 3 they are going to be switching exclusively to F2P!
According to the CEO of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, he has been saying;
“As we were developing console games we knew, very clearly, that the future is online and free-to-play. Right now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience.”
“What this entails is that our future, all the new games that we’re working on, as well new projects, new platforms and technologies, are designed around free-to-play and online, with the highest quality development.”
Source [Geeky Gadgets]