But can it work for a AAA title?
By Jess Colwill on July 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm
EA’s interactive senior VP, Nick Earl, is putting the interactivity-ability for which EA probably hired him to good use talking to MCV about the ‘freemium’ model. “The future is not about one-time payments, the future is about freemium. A decent number of people convert to paying and they may not pay a lot but most of them actually pay more than you’d think.”
While the ‘freemium’ model has proven a popular one in mobile gaming, could it make the transition to consoles? Earl seems to think that it could, eventually. “I don’t know if freemium gets to console but I do know that humans like free stuff. I also know humans who will pay for something if they’ve tried it out and they like it.”