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Now you can charge monthly subscriptions through Steam

Now you can charge monthly subscriptions through Steam

April 25, 2013 | By Kris Ligman

April 25, 2013 | By Kris Ligman
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Newsbrief: New indie MMO Darkfall Unholy Wars is one of the latest titles to emerge from Steam Greenlight. Developed by Aventurine, the game sets players in a "seamless, zoneless, uninstanced open fantasy world."

But the most interesting aspect of Darkfall is that it is the first game launched through Steam to feature the Steam Subscription Plan. With it, developers - including indies like Aventurine - are able to charge regular subscriptions from players, who can manage them directly through the Steam client.

The feature comes as subscription-based monetization models are decreasing in popularity. Valve promises that other subscription-based titles besides Darkfall are in the pipeline.


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