Offworld Buying and selling Firm will get free-to-play multiplayer mode
The criminally underrated financial real-time technique sport Offworld Buying and selling Firm (which was developed by the lead designer of Civilization IV) has formally transitioned right into a free-to-play mannequin for its multiplayer mode. As of yesterday, gamers on Steam can play each informal and ranked matches for the low low worth of free.
I reached out to a consultant of Stardock who confirmed my suspicions that this transfer is solely to attempt to get extra fingers on the sport and beef up the consumer base and hopefully get some phrase of mouth going. The consultant additionally acknowledged that as of now there aren’t any plans for implementing microtransactions into the free multiplayer mode, and admittedly, I do not see how they might. The free-to-play launch does coincide with the launch of the Market Corrections DLC which expands on why people left Earth to colonize Mars although, so there’s that as properly.
Lengthy-time readers will know I’ve cried on the properly over this sport not getting as many eyes as I felt it deserved and I really feel like that is going to be an incredible transfer for the little RTS that might. I do know previously a number of customers have been turned off by the real-time technique style however take it from me the one who has a horrible actions-per-minute charge, Offworld Buying and selling Firm is just not your regular RTS. Now that it is free, you all have run out of excuses (once more).
Offworld Buying and selling Firm is at the moment out there on Steam for PC and Mac OS X.