Deep Down On PlayStation 4 Will Be A Free-to-Play Game

By Ishaan . September 20, 2013 . 8:24pm

Deep Down, Capcom’s upcoming PlayStation 4 online RPG, will be a free-to-play title, according to a 4Gamer report. Capcom made the announcement at Tokyo Game Show this evening.

 

Additonally, a beta test for the game will begin around the launch of the PS4 in Japan, according to Sony Computer Entertainment’s Shuhei Yoshida.

 

Famitsu.com recently posted impressions of the game, which we’ve summarized here. Additionally, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono recently discussed Deep Down and its ambitions in an interview, which you can view here.


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  • Cruxis

    For some reason I don’t think this is good news…

    • Chaos_Knight

      Capcom: Hey guys! Look! DLC! DLC! DLC!

      • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

        With a side-serving of microtransactions!

        • tubers

          Worse. They’re not “sides”.

          • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

            O.o

      • artemisthemp

        We hear ad Capcom don’t like DLC, so instead you will have to pay $1 every you die to get revived.

        Due note this happen from a ingame menu and not via DLC

    • Masengan

      My thoughts exactly, my interest kinda decreased by 30%.

  • Flandre Scarlet

    At this point, I just have to write this off as Capcom being Capcom. I’m not surprised in the least.

  • idrawrobots

    This can’t be good.

  • Pdugna

    Didnt care in the least about this game now thats its F2P i can have another game to play on my ps4 library.

  • Magnumsally

    All interest I had is gone

  • Mental

    While I don’t necessarily have a problem with a game being F2P, the abundance of F2P games lately has become a bit of an issue with me.

  • Mental

    While I don’t necessarily have a problem with a game being F2P, the abundance of F2P games lately has become a bit of an issue with me.

  • NightzeroAX

    Capcom…. Free to Play…..Yeah.

  • qchto

    i’ll still give this game a chance, but i’m not willing to be extorted with dlc.. but dammit capcom, i was starting to forgive your latest stupid moves and hoping to buy this as a last chance!
    … so, between this and PWDD, we can forget about physical releases for games that aren’t street fighter related.. right?

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Meanwhile Ducktales gets a disc version after all this time

  • Arcana Wiz

    Well probably will have DLC and transactions, BUT i think that maybe it can be good, i mean they are in the red! they are counting with this! so they must be confident… or almost confident, summing up this have to be good for capcom have a future so think they are more cautious now.

  • Lynx

    I….I….

    What….

    I think my interest just dropped like a rock. I mean, it looks nice and looks like it has potential. But free-to-play? That’s just sending warning bells. Especially with Capcom’s new DLC policy too.

    I’ll still try it but…..

    • Arcana Wiz

      yes that interview, this announcement, the time frame it just combines to much…….

  • Dagobert

    Ehh I never like the whole free to play strategy. It ends up becoming a pay to win type of game. Only in some rare cases do you come across a game where it’s free to play and it’s not pay to win or a Korean grindfest. For example Dota 2 is a good example of free to play, the only things you pay for are cosmetic items and not items to give you an advantage.

  • Wake

    Yeah. Capcom just Capcomed it.

  • Suriel Cruz

    Capcom… keep doing it, AWESOME job. *sarcasm*

  • epy

    Oh wow… that’s not good. I don’t think this is for me anymore.

  • Robbyfishersora

    Mean while capcom only has 152 million dollar in the bank.

  • Stranger On The Road

    2 things, first, what the hell did I pre-order if this game is f2p? The 2nd, I thought they are giving us the option to play solo, don’t tell me that they meant online solo!

    /me waiting for more new before deciding whether to cancel or not.

    • abysswalker

      Well, if they meant online solo then that kills it for me. I don’t play multiplayer games because I hate being connected all the time and if I’m gonna play by myself I find pointless having to be connected, then again this being F2P may be the way it works…

      Anyway where did you pre-order? and how much?

      • Stranger On The Road

        The game is available for per-order from Zavvi (UK), for 49.99 quids, although I don’t know if that is the final price or not. They had that price for a while now, even though the games’ prices haven’t been conformed by neither Microsoft nor Sony.

        • abysswalker

          Well after they announced next-gen consoles they said game prices would stay around the same so I guess the price is right if this was a normal game

          Either this could be a case like DOA 5 Ultimate: where you get the complete version by buying on retail or the core version by downloading for free, or they just got really ahead of themselves by publishing this as pre orderable; I remember a retailer that had FF Versus XIII and FF XIII at pre order since they were announced at e3 or TGS… don’t really know what happened with those who pre ordered Versus

        • abysswalker

          Well after they announced next-gen consoles they said game prices would stay around the same so I guess the price is right if this was a normal game

          Either this could be a case like DOA 5 Ultimate: where you get the complete version by buying on retail or the core version by downloading for free, or they just got really ahead of themselves by publishing this as pre orderable; I remember a retailer that had FF Versus XIII and FF XIII at pre order since they were announced at e3 or TGS… don’t really know what happened with those who pre ordered Versus

  • Impressionnant

    Dead on arrival.

  • Pang Chee Jie

    I think people are too quick to write this off as something bad. I’ll make my judgement when they reveal how micro-transactions work in the game. F2P games aren’t inherently bad, ya know?

    • ChiffonCake

      I’d really like to be optimistic about this… but it’s Capcom. They’re not the most well-respected company out there when it comes to dealing with microtransactions and DLC.

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

    How come Free-to-Play suddenly translates to Korean-Tier Microtransaction to most people nowadays? Then again…

    • ffboi7

      Then again…. its Capcom :/

    • Fox

      Sorry, what?

      Do you not understand how the F2P business model works?

      They ALL rely on microtransaction, sometimes supplemented by in-game advertisements. That’s how they make money.

      • Gyro Zeppeli

        But not all of them are Korean-tier P2W bullshit, a great example of this being Dota 2 which gives you every playable hero and game mode from the start for free, while selling purely cosmetic items in the store.

        But Deep Down is developed by Capcom, so yeah this game might be fucked.

  • MasterScrub

    Well I had absolutely zero interest in this game, but I guess I’ll give it a shot since it’s free and all.

  • NintendoPSX

    I just thought today I’d pick this up when it get’s released, then instantly see this and nope.

  • Klarktastic

    I can’t wait for the 5€ armor packs

  • http://www.falgram.com/ Falmung

    meh….I’ll continue my wait for Dragon’s Dogma 2 with actual players instead of pawns.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    Well that explains the always online thing I guess.

  • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

    not sure if good news or bad news. either way, i will still try it, though i was hoping for a full retail release for this one.

  • Cameron Ward

    wouldnt I still have to pay for PS+?

  • Heisst

    I don’t trust these things, there’s always a catch involving pay2win.

  • Kaihedgie

    Just like always, no one has anything worthwhile to say other than LulCrapcom.

    Still baffles me why people continue to give a hoot about the people they hate.

    • mockturtle

      Because once upon a time, we all loved Capcom. We are its scorned lover.

      • Kaihedgie

        Loved

        Past tense. There’s another word for this situation: it’s called a restraining order

        • mockturtle

          ROFL

        • Godmars

          What? Is Capcom going to mug you are something?

          This is them trying to get your money. You don’t want to give it to them, best not to get temped by this game by playing it.

          • Kaihedgie

            Every company is trying to get your money. That’s how they thrive. Games don’t come out o sunshine and butterflies.

            Capcom is not the only company making F2P games, DLC or re-releases for that matter.

  • dahuuuundge

    I expect grind to grind to farm to grind to farm to grind to farm

  • Lester Paredes

    Suddenly, my excitement for this game has vanished. *Sigh* free-to-play generally doesn’t fill me with any sort of confidence, video game companies. Still, there’s a (slim) chance this will be free-to-play done right.

    • Kelohmello

      Dude, what? At least wait til there’s more information before saying that, you don’t even know what’s it’s going to be like.

      • ffboi7

        I think the reason why most people are disappointed is because with the way Capcom handles DLC and such it’s not going to look great for Deep Down. I myself have lost a bit of interest but will keep an eye on the game.

      • Lester Paredes

        I know. That’s why I said there’s a slim chance it’ll be good. But with how Capcom has been talking lately and how they’ve been underwhelming in terms of new games (though Gaist Crusher looks cool) as of late… I am going to have my protective equipment on before I dive in.

  • Kelohmello

    I’m more excited now, with this new information. Means I can get friends to play it, since it’s more accessible. Hopefully it doesn’t run some silly short-stamina system where you have to pay to play more.

  • Go2hell66

    Woah didnt see that coming

    • Zangetsu777

      yeah me to
      that makes me question the quality of the game though.

  • DriftSlave

    So many knee jerk reactions.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Its like the just saw something jump out the back of a Suriam toad

      • Kaihedgie

        Always remember; practice safe sex, or your back will get pregnant.

    • Stranger On The Road

      Admittedly, not undeserved.

      The first trailer left us with the impression that it is a something akin to Dogma…. then they said it is an online game… then they said that we had the solo gameplay option…. now it is a f2p game!

      I wish they had said that when the first trailer came out!

      • DriftSlave

        sounds like alot of assumptions to me…

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    PSO2 is F2P and is great, maybe there is hope.

  • amagidyne

    Hope single-player remains a viable option. The last thing I want when I play an RPG is to have to deal with the Internet.

  • Fox

    …And there goes all the interest I had in the game.

    Guess that makes the new Yakuza title the only PS4 game with any appeal to me. Oh well.

  • Abysswalker90

    DLC – The Game

  • Demeanor

    Hum… the tgs video was amazing, the music especially… but noow the real question becomes: exactly WHAT will we be charged for??? And can a F2P game like this become an AAA title? Why this formula, why???

  • hazelnut1112

    Damn, this had some unique and awesome looking stuff going for it. Way to screw it up by making it F2P.
    I would this upcoming gen seems like a gamble at the moment.

  • $61526767

    Free to play game? Well… :S um.. *leaves*

  • cloudcaelum

    AAA cost + F2P = P2W

  • Akaahn

    And into the trash it goes, what a shame…

  • Eric Harris

    I already didn’t like it when I heard, randomly generated levels. Takes any chance away of beautifully designed underworld to explore when it’s just a bunch of 90 degree rectangular and square shaped rooms.

  • Learii

    ok I confused what up with all these F2P on ps4 and xbox one? is not like all ps4 and xbox one are MMORPG

  • MrTyrant

    It was an online RPG? man I tought it was going to be a single player game like Dragon Dogma. Well, at least I’m glad that is FTP.

    My only fear will be all the DLC that will come with the game.

  • Brandonmkii

    Welp, f2p sure can be done right. Let’s see if they go that route.

  • Strid

    No longer care, at all.

  • ragingmerifes

    Come on, Gundam: Battle Operation is F2P, online-only and it’s pretty good.

    • Kaihedgie

      What are the limitations on that if you don’t pay, by the way? I kinda wanna play it myself

      • Godmars

        Playable for thirty minutes per six hours?

      • ragingmerifes

        It’s multiplayer-only, and japanese school girls will crush you.
        Other than that, I saw no limitations, although that was basically because I only blindly confirmed through the menu, since I can’t read japanese.

    • Lynx

      Until you get to the higher ranks, that is.

  • Godmars

    Must be aiming to make money off of extra content. Hopefully they wont for Pay to Win.

    Yeah. who am I kidding…

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