Champions Online F2P Switch a Success

Looking at recent Atari financials, Eurogamer comes to the conclusion that the company is being propped up by its subsidiary Cryptic Studios, whose switch to a free-to-play model for Champions Online to be really paying off.
MMO maker Cryptic Studios has once again propped up parent company Atari with money made from Star Trek Online and Champions Online.

Both games helped online revenue for the first nine months of the 2010/2011 financial year rise nearly 500 per cent from the previous year to €18.4 million (£15.4 million).

Much of this improvement was down to Champions Online's switch from a subscription based MMO to free-to-play, the initial results of which were "promising", Atari said.