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The Surge of Free-To-Play Games

Posted Wed, May 30, 2007 by LadySirse

The Surge of Free-To-Play Games

Recently, there's been a tremendous surge in the number of free-to-play games that are being released and the number of users actually playing those games. Cody "Micajah" Bye takes a look at the reasoning behind the surge in the popularity of free-to-play games and how they are taking advantage of a primed marketplace.
But the free MMOG market is still growing, and – in this writer's humble opinion – it mostly has to do with timing. This year has been spattered with announcements and releases of free-to-play games. From Sword of the New World to Dungeon Runners, these games are making headlines and running ads on every major MMO and video game network. But aside from a small dabbling of AAA MMORPGs (Age of Conan, Vanguard, and Gods and Heroes) there aren't many pay-to-play titles that are generating headlines.
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