Planetside 2 is going to be free-to-play, and according to designer Jason Good, that’s because subscription MMO’s are clearly on the way out. “As developers continue to figure out how to handle free-to-play in more effective ways, I think the traditional subscription MMO will continue to fade,” he told VG247.
“As a free-to-play game, rushing it out the door would be especially bad. There’s no box sales for us to fall back on – if it isn’t fun, we aren’t going to see any money, simple as that. Luckily for us, I think a lot of people are going to have a blast in Planetside 2.,” he said. “There’s nothing quite like it when it comes to online gaming.”
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