Crytek: PlayStation “Could be the Key Console” if Sony Continues to Support Free-to-Play

Developer Crytek believes that if Sony continues to keep an open mind toward the free-to-play business model, the PlayStation could be the number one platform to own.

In an interview with MCV, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli explained because the free-to-play model will be so crucial in the future, it’s great to see Sony embrace it with titles like Dust 514 on the PlayStation 3. “Sony making that game is a great step forward, and they should be applauded. If Sony embraces free-to-play as a major way for PlayStation, that could be the key console.”

David Reid of Dust 514 developer CCP added:

It’s natural that the console challenger is going to be more ambitious and take more risks than the leader.

Last generation I was at Xbox and we were having our arses handed to us. And Xbox was the one that was trying to do crazy things with Xbox Live and so on. Five years later, things have changed and now Sony is being more aggressive. It is a cyclical business and it feels like we’re coming around to another big turn again.

It’s a great time to be a PlayStation gamer with so many exciting possibilities for the future. Let us know whether or not you think free-to-play will play a major role in the future success of the PlayStation platform in the comments below.

by Alex Osborn

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