Descent is in early access, but at least it ditched microtransactions

Descent: Underground, an officially licensed prequel to 1994’s Descent vehicular shooter, is now available to the general public as well as all of its crowdfunding supporters.

The early access version of D:A boasts three ship classes, five map and game mode combos, and several weapon choices. Descendant Studios is encouraging players to record and share their sessions as development moves forward. The studio has also ditched microtransactions, according to CEO Eric Peterson.

“In response to a broad cross-section of our community, we’ve also decided to move away from the microtransactions model we had discussed during our Kickstarter. Once we leave Early Access, any future content will be bundled into larger expansions,” he says. “Fans have spoken and we listened, ‘buy once, play forever’ is the course they wanted, and one we fully embrace.”

Descent: Underground is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux during the early stages of 2016.

Source: Descendant Studios press release
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vicariousfan
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vicariousfan

kofteburger that is the worst definition of a Moba i have ever heard.  As Grave Knight said its just like TF2 or any other FPS where you have classes.

Grave Knight
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Grave Knight

Damonvile Cyclone Jack Samizdat Hear, hear!
Besides it at least has a MMO like qualities.

Grave Knight
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Grave Knight

kofteburger …you just described Team Fortress (both of them). Not that isn’t exactly in accurate since MOBA means Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (by the definition of the name Quake is a MOBA). Your definition is too vague at least use the LoL/DOTA game play definition.

Grave Knight
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Grave Knight

Oh. I was thinking a multiplayer Descent game would be cool. I mean the game is practically dungeons in space.

syberghost
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syberghost

vicariousfan mourasaint they replaced microtransactions with macrotransactions, which almost always mean less money for development. First thing against the wall is usually customer service.

kofteburger
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kofteburger

I didn’t say having classes make a game moba. I watched the initial kickstarter video and it sure looked like a moba. Players choose from different classes that has stat altering equipments and they are split into teams working to control the game field. That’s a moba.

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

I hope it works out for them.

rioinsignia
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rioinsignia

I would like to wish them all the best success both now and in the future :)

PizzaDoh
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PizzaDoh

kofteburger Oh, I guess we better reclassify TF2, Tribes, Counter strike, Planet Side, etc as MOBAs if a moba is defined by your vague criteria.

Since when are classes MOBA worthy? So many shooters have different classes.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Cyclone Jack Samizdat It also fits into the, they post about any game we might be interested in and are not bogged down by all this ” it has to be an mmo ” crap.

vicariousfan
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vicariousfan

mourasaint sort of this Descent is an indie game so its not like the big AAA publishers are deciding to get rid of microtransactions.

Really the indie games are the ones that can use microtransactions the most.

mourasaint
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mourasaint

Couldn’t care less about Descent but this is positive news for the industry.

vicariousfan
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vicariousfan

kofteburger umm that’s not what a moba is.

yocraigst
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yocraigst

Descent (and its sequels) remains one of the best games I ever played. This is really good news. I will be buying this game once it is released.

kofteburger
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kofteburger

I wish it was an arena shooter not an moba. I’m tired of classes and loadouts.

jackofrost
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jackofrost

Samizdat The term isn’t as clear cut as it was back in the day when there were only a few “mmorpgs”, although it does probably fit in the not-so-massively category.

rottenrotny
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rottenrotny

I loved the original. Great soundtrack too.

Cyclone Jack
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Cyclone Jack

Samizdat 
No, but it may fit nicely into Not So Massively.  http://massivelyop.com/tag/not-so-massively/

vicariousfan
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vicariousfan

loving this game so much.

captainzor
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captainzor

Dat happy-face bomb, though.comment image

Samizdat
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Samizdat

Neat. Not anything even close to an MMO though.

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