Spend any time in a comment section or forum thread pertaining to World of Tanks
and you'll inevitably find accusations of pay-to-win monetization. Wargaming.net
has apparently heard the discontented rumblings, as it just announced via an interview
with Gamasutra that it is "removing all pay-to-win purchase options from all its current and upcoming titles."
The initiative has its own marketing slogan ("free-to-win") and will ostensibly do away with "all payable options that could be viewed as giving a player an advantage in battle." How will the firm make its money, then? "Revenue will come from sales on non-advantageous content such as premium vehicles, personalization options, and the like," Gamasutra reports.
Click through the links below for the full interview with Wargaming VP of Publishing Andrei Yarantsau