Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 

 

World of Tanks dev drops 'pay-to-win' microtransactions

0

Free-to-play the way it should be

In a recent question-and-answer session with Gamasutra, World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net shared that it has decided to drop all "pay-to-win" microtransactions, a common issue facing the free market, from its current games and all games going forward. "Pay-to-win" has become a term for any purchasable item that gives players an unfair advantage over anyone who hasn't put real money into the title.

Rather than putting a focus on selling enhanced items, the new revenue will come in part from cosmetic items, a strategy that has worked well for Team Fortress 2 and its many hats. While it might seem like they will earn less money this way, Wargaming is hoping that by providing a better gaming experience they will have more players, and gain more profit in the long run.

I've stayed away from World of Tanks because of all the talk about the "pay-to-win" economy, but now that they are changing things up I'll be checking it out for sure. If you want to see what the changes are like, you can grab all of their games from Wargaming.net.

Wargaming kicks 'pay-to-win' monetization to the curb [Gamasutra]


The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Joshua DerocherPC Contributor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts473Blogs 12Following17Followers11

Josh is a PC gamer. He can usually be found flying around in EVE Online. He's been known to enjoy playing role-playing games like Dragon Age: Origins, Skyrim, and Planescape Torment. He starte... more


 



On Destructoid: World of Tanks   (15)   From our game database:

  • World of Tanks is coming to PS4 - Vikki Blake
  • Review: World of Tanks - Brett Makedonski
  • World of Tanks rumbles on to Xbox One today - Laura Kate Dale
  • World of Tanks coming to Xbox One this year - Robert Summa
  • You aren't at PAX? Let Max Scoville give you the tour - Darren Nakamura
  • World of Tanks physical edition dated on Xbox 360 - Chris Carter
  • World of Tanks is getting physical on Xbox 360 - Chris Carter
  • Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland - Dale North
  • World of Tanks in 2014: Mobile MMO, new PC engine, console updates coming - Dale North
  • More related stories
    #GDC #Interview #PC #WarGaming #World of Tanks
     
     


    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

    Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
    to view and post comments.



     Login with Twitter

     Login with Dtoid

    Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

    Sorry for the extra step!

    spacer
     
  •