Dust 514 is one of the only free-to-play games on a console. But soon, a new game called Happy Wars will come to the Xbox 360 and it will bring the F2P model to the Xbox Live Arcade.
The caveat is that only Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download the game for free. Still, I find it hard to believe anyone is Silver these days barring extraordinary financial circumstances. Like any good F2P game, there will be a microtransaction system in place to sell you a bevy of cosmetic items to customize your character with.
The game is centered around big, 15 vs. 15 fights between your characters with a variety of attacks from your bread and butter melee combat to summoning tornadoes right on top of your enemies. Only time will tell if the game itself will even be good, but if Happy Wars is coming to a major home console with the F2P model, what can the future hold for consoles now?