Blizzard's digital card game Hearthstone earns more than $20 million monthly in microtransaction revenue, research firm SuperData confirmed this week.
Starting this fall, the sci-fi MMO WildStar will be moving to a free-to-play model, but a number of extra bonuses and benefits are being offered to encourage longtime subscribers to stay on board.
A new entry in the Steam database points to WildStar -- an MMO that launched less than a year ago -- dropping its monthly subscription fee and moving to Steam as a one-time purchase, similar to Elder Scrolls Online.
Definitely not a number you want to see appearing on your next credit card bill, a teenager in Belgium racked up over $40,000 in charges by purchasing in-game gold in a "free-to-play" game.
52 Games, Disney Interactive, and LucasArts have announced the free-to-play online space combat game for PC, ‘Star Wars: Assault Squadron,’ which heads to beta in 2014.
We preview the upcoming Xbox 360 version of Wargaming.net’s ‘World of Tanks,’ which is now currently in beta. The game is free-to-play, but is it worth the money?
After selling over 300,000 copies in just nine days, PopCap decided to take a chance and change the formula for Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time. We sat down with Senior Producer Bernard Yee to chat about the changes to the game, the benefits of going…
Crytek’s long gestating free-to-play first person shooter, Warface, will be heading to the Xbox 360 in “Early 2014.” The console version will be free-to-play with an Xbox Live Gold membership.
Microsoft has announced that it will give gamers three different ways to buy the upcoming title, "Killer Instinct" : the complete game with all the bonus content, a trimmed down offering with the complete game, and a free model where you purchase each…
We go hands on at E3 with the free-to-play phenomenon 'World of Tanks.' After accumulating over 60 million players worldwide, the game leaves the PC and heads to the Xbox 360.
World of Tanks is a global phenomenon, and it is a shining example of the free-to-play model. We talk with Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi about Wargaming’s 15th anniversary, doing free-to-play right, and the end of 5,000 years of business.
'EVE Online' tie-in free-to-play PlayStation 3 shooter 'Dust 514' boasts deep integration with the number-crunching MMORPG and 'new dimensions of character progression.' It launches with three DLC packs, ranging from $19.99 to $99.99.
Trion Worlds' Rift is the latest MMO to go free-to-play as microtransactions continue to prove effective as a business model. The game's design director says gameplay balance is still of the utmost importance.
The shape of the gaming industry has changed more in the last few years than the last few decades. New models are emerging, and some will stay while others will pass. Free-to-play is not only here to stay, it will shape the future of the industry.