While it was rumored earlier this year, Capcom has confirmed suspicions that their next big franchise will be available at no cost. At the Tokyo Game Show today, Capcom announced at Sony’s booth that Deep Down will free-to-play. This is an interesting step for the Japanese company, but raises some concerns on the future of the games industry when a seemingly high budget title will be available for nothing.
No other details have been announced, but as a product that’s using the “free-to-play” slogan, it will no doubt come with a bevy of micro-transactions and annoyed gamers around the internet shouting “pay-to-win.” Deep Down will be available exclusively on the PlayStation 4 sometime next year.
Capcom just announced that “deep down” will be a f2p game on PS4, planning open Beta near the launch of PS4 in Japan. @Yoshi_OnoChin
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) September 21, 2013