Yager’s Dreadnought Will be Free to Play, but “Balance, Fun and Fairness” Will Be Core
Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager’s newest game Dreadnought is set to be free to play producer Mark Liebold has said.
Speaking to Gamasutra, Liebold emphasised that while the game is opting for free to play, it won’t be pay to win.
Balance, fun and fairness are extremely important to us. We plan to do something really new and unique with regards to monetization. With Spec Ops: The Line we had taken the narrative action game genre to a new level, and with Dreadnought we will do the same concerning the current free-to-play business models
Piebold noted that because one of Dreadnought’s key concepts is to be in charge of massive, powerful ships, something making some players more powerful would be at odds with.
Instead of locking out content or slowing down progression for non paying players, Dreadnought aims to build their community with their system.
We choose a games-as-a-service-model as this gives us the possibility to truly expand the universe constantly, to build something big and truly magnificent together with the community
Dreadnought is set to release next year.