posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:14 PM
reply to post by boymonkey74
It's not likely.
The king of MMO's are letting people play for free. Bungie's new IP will be F2P after purchase, so are any of Blizzards future endeavors. Even WOW
is going to be entirely F2P in the next year if it's not already.
Games like Path Of Exile are changing the way the market works. Kickstarter is also doing that. Crowd funded games are becoming more and more
popular, even for big studios who don't need the money.
Technology wise it's not as expensive, time consuming or complicated to run server farms for online games, especially ones like ESO that will include
premium pay content, that will be purchased in droves.
I won't be surprised if they announce that they are scrubbing their subscription requirement before launch, there will be far too many worthy
competitors releasing games in the same cycle that will eat them for breakfast otherwise.