Wednesday, February 13, 2019

It’s Time For Overwatch To Go Free-To-Play

What do you guys think? Is it really time for Overwatch to go free-to-play?

One move to make in this scenario is to change Overwatch’s business model. Instead of charging a flat, one-time fee to play the game, Blizzard could follow in the battle royale and MOBA genres’ footsteps and go full free-to-play. The studio has been steadily moving toward this moment for some time, having cut Overwatch’s price tag considerably over the last two and a half years, down to $40 and most recently down to $20 as of last month. By going free-to-play, Blizzard could bring in more players that could, potentially, become new OWL viewers.