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Rumor: Xbox 360 readying for free-to-play games


2:40 PM on 06.24.2011
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According to gossip merchants from Deepest Rumorkistan, Microsoft is currently in talks with publishers about getting Xbox Live ready to accept free-to-play games. The increasingly popular business model allows players to obtain a game for no cost, in hopes of selling them premium in-game content later.

Hardly surprising Microsoft is interested in getting a piece of that action. 

The rumor suggests that MS will get to sell you more Microsoft Points in order to buy your +1 Wand of Frost or Helmet of Things That Happen. Therein lies the sinister catch. 

I've got no issue with free-to-play models, I just don't like the idea of any of the major console holders getting involved because they'll be assholes about it in spectacular ways we never even thought possible. 

Xbox 'begins dev support for free-to-play' [Develop]






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