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Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play

WBIE announces that Gotham City Impostors is now a free-to-play game, and Steam offers downloads of the new F2P client for the multiplayer shooter, which now incorporates Steamworks support. Word is: "Those who download the Gotham City Impostors Free To Play via the Steam client will have access to the original game, as well as all DLC packs, which includes new maps, weapons, mascots and more. Players will also experience join-in-progress matchmaking that ensures gamers are placed into populated matches."

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14. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Sep 1, 2012, 02:22 Jerykk
 
I enjoyed the beta but the game's PC launch was a disaster. The GFWL matchmaking was crap, you couldn't join matches-in-progress and the game was poorly optimized. The community died pretty quickly. Going F2P, removing GFWL and letting you join matches-in-progress will hopefully revive the game, as I do think the core gameplay is enjoyable. There's a wide variety of weapons and loadout customization and a lot of interesting traversal mechanics.

That said, F2P games need lots of post-release support to survive and I don't really see WB doing that. I see them switching to F2P as a desperate attempt to milk more money from the microtransactions (like APB Reloaded did) rather than overhaul the game in an attempt to revive it.
 
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13. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 20:23 Rea1One
 
bought it on steam sale and its terrible game to be honest.  
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12. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 20:20 DarkCntry
 
WyldKat wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 18:05:
It looks like a quirky, fun time waster, I just never felt like spending money on it with so much else occupying my time. I'll check it out now though.

Does suck that they're not even throwing previous owners a bone with freebies or something. Of course APB Reloaded did this too. All of us who had clothes, cars, guns, and lots of gametime were told to STFU and pay2win. Glad this, at least, doesn't have gun rental/buying on the cash shop.

They actually are throwing purchasers freebies, a crapton of the DLC is unlocked.
 
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11. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 18:05 WyldKat
 
It looks like a quirky, fun time waster, I just never felt like spending money on it with so much else occupying my time. I'll check it out now though.

Does suck that they're not even throwing previous owners a bone with freebies or something. Of course APB Reloaded did this too. All of us who had clothes, cars, guns, and lots of gametime were told to STFU and pay2win. Glad this, at least, doesn't have gun rental/buying on the cash shop.
 
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10. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 17:48 kyleb
 
Topevoli wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 10:40:
Makes you feel bad for the people who actually purchased this game.
Beats having hardly anyone to play with. All multilayer games with waning server populations should do this, particularly so those who did buy the games can continue getting their money's worth.
 
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9. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 14:57 Flatline
 
There was a lot of potential but only like seven people playing at once. I might go back to it now that it's F2P

And like earlier in the thread, I got the game as part of a batman bundle on Steam, so I don't mind if it is F2P now.
 
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8. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 12:41 xXBatmanXx
 
Was in Beta - no surprise there....  
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7. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 12:37 Dades
 
ViRGE wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 10:47:
This game just seems like a mess from start to end.

At least they dropped GFWL and went to Steamworks, it was just a total disaster before.
 
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6. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 12:21 Parallax Abstraction
 
I own the paid version but I don't feel burned because I bought it for like $5 on a sale. It's also very nice to see them ditch the GFWL plague that the original one had. The gameplay was absolutely fantastic and I really enjoyed it's kooky aesthetic but very few played it on PC. The model really lends itself to free-to-play so hopefully this gets people back into it.  
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5. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 11:36 Elessar
 
Tumbler wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 11:22:
Should be interesting to try this, downloading now.
Yep. I was always hesitant to buy, but now will gladly give it a try. Good move on their part imo.
 
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4. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 11:22 Tumbler
 
Should be interesting to try this, downloading now.  
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3. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 10:47 ViRGE
 
This game just seems like a mess from start to end.  
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2. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 10:40 Topevoli
 
Makes you feel bad for the people who actually purchased this game. At least it wasn't 60 bucks like SWTOR.  
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1. Re: Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-Play Aug 31, 2012, 10:30 nin
 

I was noticing the ass ton of DLC that was dropped on steam last night and was wondering WTH was going on...

 
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