Nexon America CEO Daniel Kim says that console developers need to take a chance on the free-to-play market, or risk a future where consoles are no longer around as platforms they can rely on.
"Console developers are starting to realize that as well, that unless they make accommodations or think about changing their own business model they're going to quickly go the way of the dinosaurs," Kim told GamesIndustry International. "Free-to-play is kind of like the Indiana Jones, taking that leap of faith – unless you do it there's no other way to continue to grow."
He goes on to say that the best way to tackle a market like Korea is to go the free-to-play route, mostly because of the challenges with piracy in the region..
"Console has never been a strong contender in Korea in particular because of piracy, and just in terms of the business model it really makes sense," he said. "It's really hard to beat free-to-play as an offering."