Minh Le, one of the co-creators of Counter-Strike, is surprised at the lack of following into his newest creation, Tactical Intervention. So am I. In his interview with Games Industry, he expresses his frustration with the free-to-play model and how a game being free can turn gamers away. It’s a very complicated contradiction. Of course people want to play games for free. But they also expect the quality of a free game to be worse. So they might avoid the game just because they believe it will be of lesser quality, and not actually know from experience.
Le signed up with OGPlanet to get the game up and running. OGPlanet was unhappy with the number of players though, and shut the game down. Le has now signed with the German publisher RNTS, which plans to relaunch the game globally through Steam. In the interview Le also discusses how gamers are so reliant on the Steam platform now. He also talks a little bit about how it’s basically impossible to innovate in the FPS genre. The article and interview is an excellent read. Check it out.
Source: Games Industry