Capcom announced at Tokyo Game Show that their online action RPG Deep Down will be free-to-play.
It was also announced by Sony’s president of worldwide studios, Shuhei Yoshida, that it will be entering open beta around February 2014, the same month Japan get’s the PS4.
This has many gamers worried due to the usual models of FTP games such as: micro-transactions; paying to unlock certain areas or gear; subscribing to get more space in inventories,banks, etc.
I would be inclined to disagree with them. If it is done right this may actually be a good thing. However, given Capcom’s track record of having you pay more than should have to such as on disc dlc and even having players pay for the real ending of a game, I would be downright lying if I said I’m anything close to hopeful for this game. That said, everything’s still in the air about Deep Down and I’m sure there will be more details regarding the game model closer to it’s beta release.
What do you think of this announcement?