In the last decade within the industry video games, it has popularized the concept free-to-play because this type of titles have grabbed a huge share of the market, so then you say what is meant by this term, which now seems so imperative.

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The term free-to-play (or Free2Play) refers to all those games that the developer offers free of charge and that, in principle, can be played without any additional cost.

The creators of the game decide to purchase this model of business with the hope that users will get hooked in such a way to the game who choose to access the advanced services of the same. Recall that in the titles free-to-playcommonly you only have access for free to the basic functions of the game, so if you want additional elements or additional content, what is more likely is that you have to pay for it.

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One of the games of the moment | Photo: Epic games

Often, these games create a great competitive experience for the players, so that the latter tend to fall into the temptation of purchasing items that have a cost. In this way, the developers offer interesting content and special edition for less than the price that would have been paid for a full version of the game, so that ends up being profitable for the creators.

Does Free-to-play or pay-to-win?

There are games free-to-play they are usually very controversial due to the advantages they give to players who pay for additional content. This occurs regularly in the online multiplayer, where the competitive level is usually quite high. Sometimes, when the players invest and acquire some type of extra that has a cost within the game (for example weapons or ammunition) get an advantage over the rest of the participants.

Here, is where the fun usually stopped for some players who are not willing to spend real money within the game, so that does not always wins the best player in the game, but one that can afford a particular advantage.

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A decade ago the industry change | Photo: Riot

At present, there is a huge variety of games free-to-play in the industry, noting especially in the mobile market and tablets, with titles such as Candy Crush, Clash of Clans or Angry Birds, in addition to the shooter multiplayer where outstanding deliveries as Fortnite, PUBG or Free Fire, and the iconic PC as League of Legends.

It also begins to be common that games Triple-A start to bet on this scheme in some of its sections or elements. That is to say, not to charge an additional cost to the price of the video game sections competitive. A clear example of this, so just give Halo Infinite with its most recent announcement of the online multiplayer that will be free-to-play.

Do you know what the term means free-to-play in the video games?

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