Steel Diver will be Nintendo’s first F2P
Nintendo mentioned they were looking at “alternative payment options” for some of their future titles, and many pondered about it being a Free To Play model. Well, we have some info. In a conversation with IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that, yes, there’s a Free To Play title, and it’s Steel Diver. Yes, that early 3DS game which about 12 people bought worldwide.
There is something we’re doing with the Steel Diver idea that I think is going to open things up with that game… It’s going to be very fun. We’re exploring from a perspective of where we can take that from a multiplayer standpoint – it’s going to have this four-player battle mode that I think is going to be very interesting,
Miyamoto has also gone on record as saying that, at this time, there’s no confirmed payment plan, and his team are still working on making this game both attractively priced, without being unbalanced or unfair those who choose not to pay.