Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
arrowPress Releases






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Free-to-play  Tribes Ascend  adding single purchase option

Free-to-play Tribes Ascend adding single purchase option

February 12, 2013 | By Mike Rose

February 12, 2013 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    6 comments
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



At a time when the free-to-play model is being adopted in spades by video game studios, some developers are clearly still interested in the benefits of securing a one-time payment for the whole package.

Take Tribes Ascend, for example. The first-person shooter launched last year as a free-to-play title, with players able to play and unlock the majority of the game's content without paying a cent.

However, Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris said this week that a single purchase edition of the game is due to release on February 15, which will unlock all classes, weapons and perks from the get-go.

"We'll price it in the ballpark of other PC multiplayer shooters," he noted, adding, "If you enjoy the game as free-to-play, nothing changes."

Punch Quest studio Rocketcat Games went a step further than this late last year, making its free-to-play game a paid download after suffering poor sales.


Related Jobs

Wargaming Sydney
Wargaming Sydney — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
[10.19.17]

Senior Software Engineer â C++, Game Tech Development, Render
Hangar 13
Hangar 13 — Novato, California, United States
[10.19.17]

LEAD CHARACTER TD
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[10.19.17]

Engine Programmer
Hangar 13
Hangar 13 — Novato, California, United States
[10.19.17]

SENIOR ANIMATOR









Loading Comments

loader image