[Rumor] Blizzard developing a free-to-play title

Subscription-based models for MMOs are fast becoming a thing of the past as more and more publishers transition over to the free-to-play model, and it looks like Blizzard may begin embracing the model with an unannounced game of theirs.

The news comes from a report by Develop, which has it that Blizzard is working on some sort of unannounced free-to-play title. Whether said title “Project Titan” or something else entirely, we don’t know–Develop’s sources didn’t go into more detail than that.

This isn’t the first time Blizzard has spoken about the possibility of adopting the free-to-play model in the future. Back during last year’s BlizzCon, Blizzard COO Paul Sams had this to say:

“It certainly is possible, if we find ourselves in that circumstance, or if we come up with a game where we think that’s the right business model, the most appropriate for players to experience it,” Sams said.

“We don’t have any opposition to the concept, it’s just that at this point we haven’t decided to make a game where that is the model. But that doesn’t mean that we won’t.”

What do you think about free-to-play titles, MMO or otherwise? Would you like to see the subscription model phased out?

Source: Develop

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