Drawn to Death is the upcoming free-to-play third-person multiplayer shooter from the twisted mind of David Jaffe. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks pretty good and anyone looking in as an outside would have a hard time telling that it’s a free-to-play title.
The wonderful thing is that it is a free-to-play but, it’s not the usual pay-to-win scenario. Speaking as part of the Drawn to Death live stream, the game’s creator David Jaffe stated that “this is free-to-play made by people who hate free-to-play.” Bit of an odd decision to make something based around the business model you hate, but we’ll go with it…
The outspoken chap then goes on to explain that they don’t completely hate the free-to-play model and that there are certain aspects that the team love about the business model, most notably that it allows everyone to get involved without having to pay a big entry fee. Then, if people are having a good time with the game, they can support the title by making in-game purchases, though players will never be at a disadvantage if they don’t pay for in-game goods.
Sounds pretty fair, actually. Could this be the free-to-play revolution? Probably not, but it’s a good start and should encourage others to up their game with their own free-to-play offerings.
The team also revealed on the Twitch stream that the build being used on the stream is an older one and that they will be showing off a newer version of the game at this year’s E3.
There’s also the possibility of the game getting more in the way of a story as Jaffe explains that while they’re trying to create a great multiplayer shooter, they’re also creating a big universe of characters and that maybe if players love the game then more could be done.
Drawn to Death will be out on PlayStation 4 and will be getting some floor space at this year’s E3 where we should learn a lot more about the game.