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Steam has just launched a series of free-to-play MMO's. The games are entirely free to play, although DLC and unlocks, when wanted, still have to be purchased.

Five F2P Launch Titles Offering Exclusive Content to Celebrate Launch

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today introduced support for Free to Play (F2P) Games on Steam with the launch of five F2P games.

Available immediately, the launch titles are Spiral Knights, Forsaken Worlds, Champions Online: Free for All, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Alliance of Valliant Arms (AVA).

Beginning tomorrow (Weds) with Spiral Knights and concluding Sunday with AVA, each of the five launch titles will offer exclusive in-game content to those who try the "F2P game of the day" on Steam. In game transactions in all of the titles will be supported by Steam's micro-transaction backend system that is available to Steamworks partners and currently used in Valve's Team Fortress 2.

"The introduction of Free to Play games is another example of the constant evolution of Steam," said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. "Free to Play games offer new game genres and game experiences for customers, while offering developers and publishers new revenue opportunities and the ability to reach customers in areas of the world where the traditional packaged goods model is less popular than F2P."

Specific details on the F2P games of the day and their exclusive in-game content will be made available in the coming days.

Steam is a leading platform for PC & Mac games and digital entertainment serving over 1,500 games to over 30 million active accounts worldwide. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com


http://store.steampowered.com/news/5657/
 
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Bunch of free to play mmo and fps integrated with steam. Id be more amazed if they released retail games for free and stuff
 
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Need to play and get moar hats in TF2. :D
 

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anyone knows which one would be best in terms of free?
 
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Champions is quite good..
 
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"Meh"
 
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Champs would be good for someone who's never played the paid version of the game but if you have subscribed before you probably wouldn't want to go ftp.
 
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they really need to put Cube 2: Sauerbraten on steam.

best f2p shooter ever(doesnt even have micro transactions!)