For some of you mates who don't know, Blacklight Retribution has been online today, is finalized version (of course, straightly speaking there is no truly "finalized" game these days but anyway). As most of you know, this beauty is run by Unreal engine. It's a huge download: 3.5GB download for the client software, but man it looks awesome. I can't believe the publisher let me play free of charge. I am not aware of any chance I will pay them for this game. It has mech gameplay, too.
What I am concerning is, that such F2P games are way too gorgeous, how can retail online games compete then? And in foreseeable future, say, within 5 years, I guess that at least for shooters, not even retail singleplayer shooters will stand a chance. After all singleplayer for a shooter is merely cherry on the top.
You mates think this is a good or bad development for the industry?