View Full Version : Xbox Live 'to embrace free-to-play'

April 11th, 2011, 16:08
'Inside sources' claim free games will feature in-game currency

Microsoft will be the latest platform holder to open the floodgates on free-to-play games, unconfirmed reports suggest.
The multi-billion dollar free-to-play sector has become a western phenomenon in recent years, building business empires through Facebook and iPhone games.

Sony recently stated it would bring free-to-play games to PlayStation Home, while the MMO free realms had recently been published on the PlayStation Network.
Now an alleged inside source has told IGN (http://uk.xboxlive.ign.com/articles/116/1160708p1.html) that “sometime next year, Microsoft will make available free-to-play games through Xbox Live”.
The source claimed that purchasable in-game content would be a feature in these pla