Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 08:29

Free-to-play games headed to Xbox?

Written by David Stellmack
microsoft

Microsoft to cash in on micro-transaction mania
Could it be that Microsoft will dip its toe into micro-transaction mania with free-to-play titles? Our sources are suggesting that this actually might be the case, which seems to confirm what an anonymous source told IGN.

In the past, Microsoft has not really paid too much attention to these free-to-play games, but with the popularity of them growing, it seems only natural that Microsoft would want to get involved. Our sources suspect that Microsoft will be getting a slice of the pie with every micro-transaction that takes place. Depending on the success of the game, this could end up being a significant amount -- or not much.

Our developer friends expect Microsoft to release new programming infrastructure to support the free-to-play micro-transaction model. Of course, these friends also tell us that we can expect at some least some restrictions and requirements from Microsoft; but no one know what they might be.

Look to hear more about this soon and maybe as soon as E3, according to our sources, but don’t expect the free-to-play titles to arrive until at least early fall.

Read more here.


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments