Wargaming: ‘Free-to-play is still the wild west’


Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi told GamesIndustry.biz that free-to-play is still pretty much chaotic and no one is capable of predicting its evolution. He also sees free to play single player games in the future.

The CEO of the studio responsible for the successful World of Tanks and the upcoming World of Warplanes and World of Warships says that “free-to-play is still the wild west” and that “we don’t know free-to-play, we’ve just conquered this player versus player niche, we’re responsible for that.”

As for the impression that everyone wants a piece of the free-to-play pie, Kislyi puts it simply this way: “My answer to how do we see competition? Welcome to the club. You’re going to need to build a global network.”

Wise words from a studio that gained a massive amount of respect from players and the industry thanks to World of Tanks, a game that was once called cheap, Asian stuff.


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