Sony To Talk Playstation Free-To-Play Success At GDC2016

Aernout van de Velde

During the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this year, Sony will be talking about the success of Free-to-play (F2P) titles on the PlayStation platform.

During the sponsored session presented by Sony, several top publishers will be talking about “their challenges and triumphs on console while leveraging their pedigree and knowhow from PC”. According Sony, Free-to-play titles have been taken to new vertical heights due to being launched on the Playstation (PS4) platform

F2P is no longer a modest, nascent business model on PlayStation. With success stories such as DCUO and Warframe, larger F2P PC Publishers have now entered into console. AAA F2P games have launched on the platform, taking the F2P business vertical to new heights. Our panel of seasoned F2P partners delve into their PlayStation debut, how they built their strategy and what PlayStation gamers expect from their games. Hear from top publishers such as Wargaming, Epic Games and HI-REZ Studios speak to their challenges and triumphs on console while leveraging their pedigree and knowhow from PC. F2P publishers are discovering a new opportunity on well-established platforms where PlayStation gamers are hungry for deep, evolving experiences that provide them with enjoyment for years to come.

The goal of the session is to gain knowledge of the various opportunities of the F2P business, and how one’s F2P title might fit in the Playstation F2P games portfolio.

Gain knowledge of blue ocean F2P opportunities on PlayStation while receiving a pragmatic account from F2P developers and publishers who have launched F2P games on consoles. Understand the current state of the F2P business, how it's trending and where your F2P game may fit into the PlayStation games portfolio.

Free-to-play titles have been gaining momentum with games such as PlanetSide 2, Warframe, DC Universe, War Thunder, and many more. It will be interesting to hear what Sony has to say about free-to-play titles for their platform.

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