The PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720/8/Infinity are just a couple years away from appearing on retail shelves and gamers around the world are eagerly anticipating what both Sony and Microsoft will have up their sleeves to surpass what is currently being achieved on the PS3 and Xbox 360. We all know visuals will certainly have a large visual boost as the hardware will be leaps and bounds above the current hardware integrated within today’s video game consoles, but how about the overall experience and business model?
The Free-to-Play business model is one that many of today’s games rely on such as DC Universe Online, Team Fortress 2, EverQuest, and the list goes on. Many of the industry’s leaders have made claims that the next generation may be filled by titles that live off of the Free-to-Play business model and personally this is very concerning. I discuss why having the gaming industry go down this route would develop numerous issues that could ruin the gaming experience for us all. I encourage you all to watch and chip in your thoughts within the comments section.