Ever since market research data became available indicating that the free-to-play MMO cash shop market would generate nearly twice as much money as Hollywood’s box office movies by 2015, a lot of publishers have been jumping onto the free-to-play bandwagon. Today, Paradox Interactive announced that they too have jumped onto the proverbial F2P bandwagon and have unveiled their 2011 line-up of free-to-play games.
Tom Söderlund, Project Lead for Paradox Connect commented in the press release, saying…
“By embracing games that take risks like permadeath in Salem and free collectibles in our online trading card games, we’re sure that Paradox is bringing something exciting and new to online gaming in 2011 and beyond.“Some of the games are standard-fare MMO bits and bytes, however the one game that really has my interest piqued is Gettysburg: Armored Warfare, which is an alternate reality of the American Civil War…and to that I say, FINALLY! That should be a really interesting game given that we don’t ever get first-person shooters set within that timeframe, much less one that also happens to be an MMO.
You can check out the complete list of Paradox Interactive’s free-to-play MMOs for 2011 below or head on over to the Official Website to learn more about each of the following games.
Paradox Interactive 2011 F2P Line-Up
• Salem – A free-to-play crafting MMORPG title set in a mythical version of New England.
• Gettysburg: Armored Warfare – A free-to-play FPS/ RTS hybrid. The game is set during an alternate version of the Civil War and includes tanks, zeppelins, a wide variety of firearms and much more.
• Hearts of Iron: The Card Game – A browser-based, free-to-play digital collectable card game based on the Hearts of Iron franchise.
• Dreamlords: Resurrection – A free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Real-Time Strategy (MMORTS) game.