Most likely, Steam’s latest hit, Dark and Darker, will debut with microtransactions. This was suggested by one of the developers, who admitted that game sales alone weren’t enough to sustain game servers.

Dark and Darker has proven to be one of the biggest hits on Steam in recent months. The work of the Korean studio IRONMANCE, still in production at this stage, through extensive testing, has managed to win the trust of many fans.

Despite the multitude of devoted supporters, dark and darker It might not be able to support itself using the simple business model based solely on game sales, one developer has suggested..

Microtransactions required, but no P2W

In a recent Q&A session on Discord, an IRONMACE developer, under the username SDF, made it clear that the studio will not survive and will not ensure the correct development of dark and darkerif you base your business solely on sales of classic digital editions of the game.

“Sales of the full version of the game alone cannot cover ongoing server maintenance costs. We need to generate revenue in a way that is acceptable to our players.”

So everything points to dark and darker will share the fate of other online games and feature microtransactions in the full version.

This was confirmed by SDF who, when asked about the monetization model planned for the full version of the game, replied laconically: “It will be a model that players will understand.”

Fortunately, as assured by a member of IRONMANCE, in dark and darker “There is absolutely no place for Pay-2-Win.”

Therefore, it can be assumed that proven monetization methods such as paid cosmetic items or battle pass, which have been popular in the gaming industry lately, will find their way into the game.

Of course, these are just speculations. After all, as stated during the Q&A, IRONMANCE hasn’t decided which way to go yet.

Discount-averse developers

In the end, it is worth mentioning the question of the price of the full versions of Dark and Darker. While we don’t know any specifics, SDF has suggested that the game won’t be getting a discount anytime soon.

“I don’t like people who bought the game for the first time losing due to excessive discounts in the future.”

In the meantime, we remind you that the next Dark and Darker tests will take place from April 14 to 19.

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