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Free To Play Games and Their Impact on the Gaming Sector

Freemium video games have become a crucial element of the visual entertainment scene, crossing over to various media formats such as websites, films, and theme parks

Rimvydas Vainius - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 17:11:39 +0100 1547 Views
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Asked about the future of gaming back in 2010, a panel of industry of veterans predicted that in 2020, games would be mainstream entertainment services. They, however, thought that Sony and Microsoft would take gaming to the masses. The move by Playstation and Microsoft's Kinect looked like the ultimate larger audiences onboarding platforms.


True to word, gaming has gone mainstream. There are over 3 billion gamers in the world today. That said, these veterans were wrong on one front. Sony and Microsoft have not been at the forefront of this move.


The rise of free-to-play games, a non-existent field in 2010, changed the entire gaming market. The biggest game today is the multiplatform shooter free-to-play Fortnite. However, Free-to-play games are not the only change that has drastically changed the gaming sector.


Digital marketplaces have stepped in to support the growing free-to-play mobile and gaming market. Consequently, the gaming sector's global sales have risen from the 2010s $67 billion to $160 billion in 2020.


Freemium video games have become a crucial element of the visual entertainment scene, crossing over to various media formats such as websites, films, and theme parks. In addition, the powerful influence of the free-to-play game model and ease of access to digital marketplaces have made games such as World of Warcraft one of the most successful massively multiplayer online role-playing games.


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While WoW is free to play, players have to eventually fork out some cash to access the most exciting parts of the game. A subscription will give a level 20 player access to locked elements and locations. One of the oldest MMORPGs, WoW continues to astound new players with its massive continents.


These in-game landmasses came to be after the war between the Old Gods and the titan-forged ordered Azeroth's Kalimdor main continent into various islands and continents. The Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, and Northrend continents run 41 square each, giving players massive landmass to explore.


Outland, however, is remote and is only designed for experienced players, level 58 and above, who travel to it via the Dark Portal. Northrend is open to all players, but newbie WoW players will not last long in this wild zone.


To fully explore Azeroth, you could pay for the services of an air taxi or mounts. Higher-level players can purchase epic, flying, or swift race mounts by completing quests that allow warlocks and paladins to summon them.


However, the Epic mount costs hundreds of gold, and it takes lots of discipline to save and make that massive purchase. WoW Gold is a fast-moving currency that you can earn via manual labor at low levels of 30 gold per hour.


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Today, millions of players have played WoW. The release of WoW Classic doubled the WoW player base. It strengthened its active player community, despite having had a subscriber count loss due to ongoing Activision-Blizzard lawsuits.


It has veterans in its servers who chase exciting content updates, including the 2020 Shadowlands expansion. Should Blizzard create another massive expansion, more new layers will join in, and the veterans will enjoy a fresher game.

 

 

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