Darkfall: Unholy Wars spearhead’s new Steam subscription program.
By Erin Marcon on April 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm
Free-to-play and single payment MMOs have been popping up on Steam for a while now, with games like The Secret World, PlanetSide 2 and The Lord of the Rings Online among the more prominent inclusions.
These titles will soon be joined by a range of ongoing payment games, with Valve today announcing that players “may now sign-up for, manage, cancel or renew game Subscription Plans at any time, online directly through Steam”.
The first game to benefit from the new arrangement is Darkfall: Unholy Wars from Greek studio Adventurine SA. A violent fantasy saga with a strong focus on PvP battles, it is the direct sequel to the developer’s 2009 release Darkfall Online.
This could be considered an ‘against the grain’ initiative in light of the industry’s gradual shift away from subscription MMOs. Perhaps the creator of Dota 2 hopes to utilise the system for a new or emerging game type?