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Capcom's PS4 Exclusive Deep Down Will Be Free-To-Play!

Looks like Capcom's randomly-generated RPG, Deep Down, will be free-to-play! Open beta to come around February 2014.

Following up on the new screenshots that were recently released comes news that Deep Down, Capcom's new randomly-generated RPG exclusive to the PlayStation 4, will in fact be using the free-to-play model.

The news was announced yesterday by Shuhei Yoshida, Sony's current president of Worldwide Studios. In the tweet he also announced that they plan on starting open beta near the launch of the PS4 in Japan, which would put it around February 2014.

Even though it will be free-to-play I still hope they do something about that lighting!

This seems to be an interesting move on their part considering how unpopular the free-to-play model has become in recent years. According to several responses on the above tweet, people have already changed their mind about the game and have said they don't plan on playing it anymore.

One of the downsides to free-to-play is that some F2P games have become essentially what is known as "pay-to-win" where players can pay real-life currency to purchase upgrades via an in-game cash shop, thus making them have an advantage over those who choose not to pay or simply cannot afford to pay.

Details on how they plan on implementing the free-to-play model have yet to be released, so only time will tell if Deep Down will be "pay-to-win" or not.

What are your thoughts? Have you lost interest upon learning Deep Down has gone free-to-play? Or are you still excited for the game? Let me know in the comments below!

Published Sep. 22nd 2013

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