Free-to-play gaming has been around for years, letting players experience the majority of a game for no cost and leaving it up to them whether or not they'll spend cash on conveniences, exclusive items, and time-saving boosts. But it wasn’t until recently that the business model has, for lack of a better phrase, “blown the hell up.” Now just about every publisher is scrambling to dip its hands into the sweet, sweet F2P ocean as the games industry moves towards a free-er future. Good news, right?
Not everyone agrees. GamesRadar editor Lucas Sullivan thinks that this evolution is for the best, but fellow writer Hollander Cooper is skeptical as to whether this F2P future is utopian or dystopian. They’ve decided to go head-to-head on the topic so they can, once and for all, come to a verdict. Actually, they don’t come to a verdict, they just argue – close enough.
GR Debate pits two editors in a head-to-head battle to hash over some of gaming’s hottest topics. Have a subject you want them to discuss? Let us know in the comments and we’ll wrangle some editors to talk it over.