Posted: Fri 26 February 2016
Truth be told, I think our game would have done better if it wasn't free-to-play. That's my opinion - I don't represent the opinions of the people that I work with. If I was in charge, I wouldn't have buy csgo skin gone that route. Free-to-play works for certain games that really allow you to have a lot of items and a lot of cosmetic visual upgrades.
League of Legends does it really well. You can see your character, and there's real value to buying cosmetic items. Games like FPSes, you're really limited. It's hard to sell character skins and that kind of stuff. Whereas in LoL, it's real enticing.
Also the balancing issues - you can't really sell anything that will affect balance. With TI, we stayed away form that. I think that might have hurt our bottom line financially. But I guess the majority of people who play our game like the fact that it's not a pay-to-win game. But unfortunately it's not sustainable, financially. We're losing money. It's kinda obvious that we're not doing well financially.