Monday, January 21, 2008

The Video Game May Be Free, but to Be a Winner Can Cost Money - New York Times

Strange days indeed

In a major departure from its traditional business model, E.A. plans to announce Monday that it is developing a new installment in its hit Battlefield series that will be distributed on the Internet as a free download. Rather than being sold at retail, the game is meant to generate revenue through advertising and small in-game transactions that allow players to spend a few dollars on new outfits, weapons and other virtual gear.

The Video Game May Be Free, but to Be a Winner Can Cost Money - New York Times

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