Posted November 10, 2019 17:50:16The conflict is over whether or not free-play is okay for MMOs.
In an interview with Polygon , the founder of FFXI , Masayuki Morita revealed the answer: “The game is not free to play.
You can’t use any other methods of monetization that don’t work with free- to-play games.”
It’s not surprising to see that Morita, a veteran of the MMO industry, would go out of his way to defend FFXIII’s free-game policy.
What’s not shocking is how he went out of bounds.
The game, which launched in 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and was nominated for a slew of awards and accolades.
It’s the most-played free-form MMORPG ever.
The Free-to.play game has a number of advantages, including an unprecedented number of characters and classes, as well as the ability to create custom maps and quests.
It also allows players to make money from their work, but Morita said there was no way for FFXiv to charge players for their services.
Morita told Polygon that if players wanted to monetize their work or share their work with others, they would need to do it through a paywall.
Free-to play isn’t as popular as it once was because of the financial backlash against the game.
There have been a number people who have decided to take advantage of the game’s lack of in-game currency, Morita explained, and they have been doing so through a variety of different methods, from “paypal bots” to “pay to win” schemes.
Morita also pointed out that FFXII had a similar situation to free-fire zones, where the game developers would set up a system where players could win a game in exchange for “gift cards” to be used in the game, for example.
Moria also said that there’s nothing to stop people from monetizing the game through the game itself, but he believes it’s unfair for F2P to do so.
He told Polygons Kotaku article that he would like to see the F2Ps’ efforts aimed at making the game more appealing to casual players and not aimed at the hardcore players who spend $30 on a subscription.
In other words, he’s willing to bet that F2PS won’t be monetizing FFXV, or at least not as much as it has been in the past.
In an interview at the same event, FFXVI founder and CEO Yoshinori Kitase said FFXVII will be a “free-to.”
He also said he wants to make the game better for Fxii fans.
But that’s not to say FFX IV and VI won’t still be free-for-all.
FFX V and VI are currently in beta and in the process of being released, respectively.
If FFX VI continues to have an active free-content program, it could be an important step toward giving FFX fans what they want in a FFX game.