Tekken Revolution Isn't On Xbox 360 Because It's Free-To-Play

By William Usher 2013-06-09 19:24:53 discussion comments
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You know, if you want to rack up brownie points with the development community, with gamers, even with casuals who aren't part of the core community, the one thing you try to do is build up a good reputation with as many groups as humanly possible...that doesn't really seem to be in Microsoft's repertoire.

Gamers have been asking why the newly announced Tekken Revolution isn't on the Xbox 360? I mean, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was on the 360, so why not this newest title? Well, it's pretty simple and famed Tekken producer and director, Katsuhiro Harada, mentioned on Twitter that...
Ask Microsoft yourself. I already asked them about free to play of the console last year. RT @dgdouglas15: how about on xbox 360? :(

This is no surprise given that many free-to-play MMOs have been canned over the Xbox 360's generational lifespan. Free-to-play games usually run into a problem on Microsoft's console because there's no financial incentive forcing people to pay for the game or the console's services. Usually there's some sort of dispute involving the game's patching, cash shop and the Xbox Live Gold fees.

Nexon hit a brick wall as well with Mabinogi on the Xbox 360, which ran into some huge problems over Xbox Live service fees versus Mabinogi being free-to-play, as noted on This Is Game.

Anyway, I'm trying to figure out this policy because heading into this upcoming eighth generation of gaming there really isn't a reason, gaming wise, to stick with a console that charges you to play online, doesn't allow for a wide smorgasbord of free-to-play titles and has all those intrusive DRM policies in place, and that's not to mention the self-publishing restriction for independent developers. I mean, really?! Is this serious?

Microsoft better have something noteworthy to show off at E3 in just 15 hours because they're already looking like the weak link given the PlayStation 4's massive third-party line-up.
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