‘Back in the beginning of March 2012 SEGA announced that their upcoming Phantasy Star Online 2 RPG would be smartphone and tablet compatible for both the iOS and Android platforms. Along with that news came word that it would be a free-to-play game supported through in-app purchases but as the game’s series producer explains, it will be done the right way.
It’s no secret that a lot of people dislike the free-to-play and freemium business models a lot of games come with these days. While both of those business models differ slightly, the core point behind them is the same, to get you to invest into the game using real cash. This could be done by offering special items and boosters for real cash purchasing to unlocking the entire game. [..]’