Steam launches 5 free 2 play MMO games.
Are you a fan of MMO who can’t cut the bill by buying expensive MMORPG’s like World of Warcraft or Eve Online? Want something cheap / free to enjoy with friends / family? Well why not grab these free to play MMO games and get the best of the free online experience with the help of steam 😀
Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today introduced support for Free to Play (F2P) Games on Steam with the launch of five F2P games.
Beginning tomorrow (Weds) with Spiral Knights and concluding Sunday with AVA, each of the five launch titles will offer exclusive in-game content to those who try the “F2P game of the day” on Steam. In game transactions in all of the titles will be supported by Steam’s micro-transaction backend system that is available to Steamworks partners and currently used in Valve’s Team Fortress 2.
“The introduction of Free to Play games is another example of the constant evolution of Steam,” said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. “Free to Play games offer new game genres and game experiences for customers, while offering developers and publishers new revenue opportunities and the ability to reach customers in areas of the world where the traditional packaged goods model is less popular than F2P.”
Specific details on the F2P games of the day and their exclusive in-game content will be made available in the coming days.
Steam is a leading platform for PC & Mac games and digital entertainment serving over 1,500 games to over 30 million active accounts worldwide. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com
All the games except AvA are Free to Play MMORPG’s. this is a pretty good move from Valve’s end although it would have been nice to see Lord of the Rings online added too seeing as how it went Free 2 Play recently too.
According to the FAQ page you can enjoy the games without any burden of having to buy a single thing and people who make a new account to get on the free train will be called “Limited Users” who will have limited access to the community to help prevent phishing or spamming of other players