Developer Update 12.05.2014 - Important Announcement
by, 12-05-2014 at 06:16 PM (5730 Views)
Starting Monday, December 8, Xsyon will no longer support ‘Free to Play’ for new players.
After careful consideration it is clear that a ‘Free to Play’ introduction to the game is not a viable model for Xsyon.
The typical ‘Free to Play’ model relies on cash shops for items, ‘pay to win’ enhancements or unlocking game features, relying on players who pay high monthly fees to compensate for those who pay little or nothing. These systems do not fit with the vision of Xsyon.
Instead, the ‘Free to Play’ aspect of the game was intended as a trial introduction to the game. This did not function as intended for several reasons including players expecting a more common ‘Free to Play’ model, players joining for free simply to cause disruptions without consequences, paid citizens discouraging free players and new players not feeling vested enough to learn the complexities of a game like Xsyon.
Moving forward we wish to focus on the desires of the vested community. Xsyon will soon launch on Steam as an ‘Early Access’ title. ‘Early Access’ will allow us to better interact with the player community and reflect our intentions to continue to add and improve features and content.
Paid Xsyon citizens will still be able to log in to the game with limited skills without an active subscription in order to allow players to return and try out the latest enhancements.
I thank you all for your support and look forward to working with the player community this year as the game grows and evolves!