Valve today announced the addition of Subscription Plans to its offering of services. With Subscription Plans, Steam offers gamers the ability to sign up and manage payments for subscription-based games on Steam. The launch title for the new service is Darkfall Unholy Wars, with additional subscription-based games to follow.
Steam customers may now sign-up for, manage, cancel or renew game Subscription Plans at any time, online directly through Steam.
The next title with a subscription that will be launched on Steam is EVE Online.
This move from Valve seems, awkward. Obviously, this will give a big boost to a number of subscription-based games as they will be introduced to a wide range of gamers. On the other hand, this move may backfire.
Darkfall Unholy Wars is said to be an innovative, Real-Time, fast-paced, PvP, Sandbox MMORPG. Players are called to form clans and battle for dominance across the seamless, zoneless, uninstanced open fantasy world of Agon.
The game is priced at 39.95€ and there is a 14,95€ monthly fee.