Now you can charge monthly subscriptions through Steam
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.