Overwatch will go FTP?
*Sorry, this is a duplicated article of the Cod Lounge. https://moot.us/lounges/9/boards/42/posts/511991
Michael Patcher made an interesting prediction in 2019 through GamesIndustry.Biz. According to Michael, at the end of 2019, Activision-Blizzard plans to convert Overwatch and Black Ops 4 (blackout only) into F2P (free-to-play, part-paying games). Attach articles related to Activision below. Activision will make Overwatch and Blackout free-to-play. I think that the 18 Overwatch League owners have been assured by Blizzard that it will expand the audience for Overwatch. The most expedient way to do this is to make the core game free-to-play in order to attract tens of millions of new users, who ostensibly will convert to OWL viewers. I expect this by mid-June (the third anniversary of the launch of the original game. Disgruntled players who bought the core game will likely be compensated by being given free stuff (skins or other cosmetic items). Blackout will go FTP at least a month prior to the launch of next year's Call of Duty, in order to promote the new game. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-02-what-lies-ahead-analysts-make-2019-predictions