Free-to-play is becoming the dominant economic model for the PC gaming platform. Still, consoles have only made small steps towards F2P, and Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli thinks the platform owners are the issue.

“Why are free-to-play online games not widespread on consoles You should ask Microsoft and Sony this question,” said Yerli. “We see the future of consoles as free-to-play – ideally focused on free-to-play. That’s what I want to see in the future. But unfortunately not everybody shares this vision due to many other reasons.”

“The number one issue that needs to be resolved is how companies like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo become independent from retail so that they can go fully digital,” he added. “It’s an industry problem that needs to be overcome and somebody just has to say, ‘I’m going to cannibalise it, I don’t care, there’s a risk of burning some relationships, but we’re changing the world for good.'”

Source: CVG  {link no longer active}