Hi-Rez Studios' shooter-MMO hybrid, Global Agenda
will be foregoing subscription fees in the future, according to Eurogamer
Originally, though most of the core content was playable without a subscription and was financed by the one-off retail purchase, the large-scale MMO stuff was reserved only for those who paid a monthly subscription.
In the future though these features will be available for free and Hi-Rez Studios will finance development by selling content expansions and DLC content for a premium fee. The first such update, dubbed Sandstorm
, will be free, however.
Coincidentally, Global Agenda
's retail package (which is still required to play the game, obviously) is also on sale on Steam as part of Valve's big summer sale
. Global Agenda
has been discounted by 33 percent, putting it at a £16.74 price point until July 4th, 2010.
We took a look at Global Agenda
a while ago and, while we did like some of the core ideas, we can't say we were fabulously enamoured with the overall product. Still, it may be worth checking out since it's going cheap right now.
Check our Global Agenda review
for more information and further impressions, then let us know your thoughts in the forums