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Crytek: Free-to-Play Could Make PlayStation 3 the Key Console

Posted on November 5, 2012 AT 06:30am

Crytek boss Cevat Yerli has revealed that Sony’s choice to adopt the free-to-play model on PlayStation 3 could propel the console to the top of the heap.

“Sony making that game is a great step forward, and they should be applauded. If Sony embraces free-to-play as a major way for PlayStation, that could be the key console,” he told MCV in a recent interview. The PlayStation 3 currently has a couple of free-to-play titles available, and now with the decision to move Singstar to a F2P model and the soon to be released Dust 514 being added, Sony’s console is fast becoming the place to be for F2P gamers.

“It’s natural that the console challenger is going to be more ambitious and take more risks than the leader,” said CCP’s marketing boss David Reid. “Last generation I was at Xbox and we were having our arses handed to us, and Xbox was the one that was trying to do crazy things with Xbox Live and so on. Five years later, things have changed and now Sony is being more aggressive. It is a cyclical business and it feels like we’re coming around to another big turn again.”

Can free-to-play help turn the console war in Sony’s favor? Let us know in the comments below.

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