Crytek, the developers behind such notable games as the Crysis franchise, are turning into a free-to-play developer, once their current contracts are completed.
This news comes from Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, who said that "the future is online and free-to-play,"
However, Yerli stressed that Crytek's free to play games won't be lazily done or low budget. Yerli said that the games will be "triple-A" quality and will have budgets consisting from $10 million to $30 million.
On microtransactions and DLC, which are currently the source of much controversy in games (particularly free-to-play ones), Yerli had some stern words for developers: "If you look at what kind of games are done in the packaged goods market, with DLCs and premium services and whatnot, it's literally milking the customers to death."
Crytek is currently developing Crysis 3 and Homefront 2, with Crysis 3 recently making multiple appearances at E3. As a side note though, neither of these games will be free-to-play, only everything after that.