Sony and Microsoft ‘going heavily’ into free-to-play and in-app DLC

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Good news everybody! Epic’s Mark Rein told the audience of a roundtable discussion at the Game Horizon conference that Sony and Microsoft are investing in the kinds of gaming business models that core gamers rail against.

“The next-gen consoles are going to be fully embracing the free-to-play and these IAP-type business models,” Rein told the audience, “So in case you don’t know that I’m putting that out there. Sony and Microsoft are both going heavily in that area.”

Roundtable chair Matt Martin of GamesIndustry International said that’s what both platform holders are saying, but that “we still need to see some kind of evidence.”

Rein replied, “Well, I’m telling you. I’m telling you what they’re telling developers.”

The statement was immediately followed by the villainous guffaws of Ming the Merciless while gamers gnashed their teeth and wailed to the heavens.