The new Killer Instinct isn’t the only fighting game going free-to-play, the next SoulCalibur game, titled Lost Swords, will be adopting the business model as well.
Namco Bandai are making some notable changes to the business model though. First of all, this SoulCalibur: Lost Swords will be single-player only. Honestly, that right there should be the nail in the coffin for this entry in the series. I don’t know a single fighting game fan that doesn’t love beating the crap out of other players online.
Second, it’s going to implement a real-money token system where you pay for the amount of matches you want to play. That right there seems like a big turn off to me. I’d rather pay for a character that I can use forever like they do in Killer Instinct. What do you guys think, is this a good idea or not? Leave a comment and lets discuss.
SoulCalibur: Lost Swords comes out exclusively for the PS3 this spring.
– Corey Stevenson aka “Geist01″