Today in a response to the Codemasters community, David Solari posted the reason why Codemasters has experienced the delay with Free to Play.
As many of you correctly surmised, the issues have been contractual rather than technical. As they were contractual issues, we are bound by confidentiality and you will understand that I can’t give you any further detail.
This is the reason why we have been unable to provide you with any substantial information as to when we will go Free-to-Play, despite the desire to share this with you. Unfortunately a contract was required in order to go Free-to-Play and this has taken much longer to conclude than expected.
So a lot of people who guessed it wasn’t technical in nature were 100% correct! There still is no official date of launch but it appears we are very close to knowing when now.
I can’t give an exact date at this time as there is still some preparatory work to do, but rest assured everyone involved is giving 100% to bring Free-to-Play to Europe, and there will be more definitive information hopefully later this week.
We can confirm the launch is imminent and we should be able to announce the dates later this week/early next week.
So hopefully very soon our Codemaster’s friends will be enjoying the new store, Enedwaith and all the updates that comes with Free to Play.