In an interview with VideoGamer.com, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli said that all future titles from Crytek will be free-to-play after completing its current contracts with traditional boxed products.
Yerli believes that DLCs and premium gaming services are “milking customers to death” and “that the future is online and free-to-play,” The company is currently in a “transitional phase” from “packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience.”
Crytek’s first free-to-play offering is Warface, a multiplayer first-person shooter. Citing Warface as an example, Yerli said that Crytek will be making console quality games that would have “budgets of between $10m to $30m” but at “the price-point of $0 entry.”
Crysis 3 and Homefront 2 would probably be Crytek’s last foray into the traditional retail model.