Shadowrun Online offers "Guild Wars"-style payment option

The Kickstarter-based title will allow users to opt-out of free-to-play

In an update on its Shadowrun Online Kickstarter page, Cliffhanger Productions has announced a new "Guild Wars"-style business model for players. The game is free-to-play, but there will also be a special Campaign Server.

The Campaign Server is available to anyone who pledges over $25 during the Kickstarter drive or for $39.99 afterwards. It allows users to play the game with no additional charges and all items in the game can be purchased with in-game cash. The Free-to-Play server will have premium items available for real money and an additional premium subscription will offer booster packs and special shops. Major content updates will be sold separately every 3 or 4 months for both servers.

The Kickstarter has also been updated with new backer rewards, including t-shirts, hoodies, and a boxed copy of the game. Shadowrun Online is being planned for PC, Mac, Android, and iOS.

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Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game6 years ago
I have wondered if it was possible to run a free to play server with micro transactions alongside a paid upfront server where no MTs exist. Have any other games tried it? I like the idea, you get to try the game, those who like paying to win can do so but those who like the game but find PTW distasteful just buy into the other version, like they would with another game, and hopefully don't pay anything more except for substantial expansions.
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