Devolver’s Graeme Struthers, who outed several amazing games at E3, including Hatoful Boyfriend, Titan Souls, and Hotline Miami 2, has very particular opinions about free-to-play.
To sum briefly, Graeme has nothing personally against the monetization model, but he is sick of the industry’s push to move everything towards it.
We’re quoting him for you below uncut, but a little word of warning: he gets pretty blue.
The other thing I really like about what they’ve done is, thank fuck, I was so fed up of people telling us we should do free-to-fucking-play, in-app-fucking purchases, whatever the fuck that is, and that consoles were dead. So fuck all of those people and their fucking shitty stance.I don’t really engage a lot with the industry, but I went to one of these BAFTA things and these people were lecturing the audience about why we should all be going in that direction. I was sat there thinking ‘fuck you’.
Consoles aren’t dead. I still find that there’s a thing when you sit down and turn on your console, that’s a different experience to any other. So hats off to them, consoles are good for all of us.
Image is from Hatoful Boyfriend.