Atlas Reactor arrives on Steam early access today

    
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Trion Worlds has just announced that Atlas Reactor enters Steam’s early access program today. The launch begins with a sale; the game will run $19.99 at the start as part of Trion’s new buy-to-play business model. Still not sure about paying? Try it first:

To kick it off, Trion is holding a free weekend beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT today and ending Sunday, May 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. During the free weekend, anyone can play Atlas Reactor, with access to all current freelancers. Trion today will also offer a preview of the game’s spectator mode, and during an upcoming livestream will tease a new freelancer, who will become available next week.

The team is also revealing a new mode it’s calling “Custom Game Spectator Mode,” which “lets anyone jump into an active custom game and watch two teams battle.”

Source: Press release
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Dyskord
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Dyskord

sucks that trion have shot themselves in the foot repeatedly and recently, because this game is actually pretty dang fun. unfortunately, trion needs more than that to overshadow the well deserved public thrashing they have been taking from consumers. maybe if this one sticks around long enough to get a following, and doesnt try to openly exploit its players, it might be a step back in the right direction for them

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

hardy83 Sorenthaz They’ll probably just have it be B2P and then a cash shop that aims at whales over time though.  At least that’s my guess based on their trends.  And if they’re really hurting they’ll open it up to be F2P within a year or two.

IndigoSalma
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IndigoSalma

Watching the community of this game die slowly … lol
No one online to play with within a few months. Then after they milked it for a while they make it free. XD

Lights_andMusic
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Lights_andMusic

thickenergy It’s nice you enjoy it – I also enjoyed the alpha.  But I can 100% guarantee I won’t be buying it.  You’re willing to give your money to a historically disliked (to put it mildly) publisher – good on you.  I won’t be taking that risk (certainly not after having a negative experience previously), and it seems like most people here won’t either.

If you want to go ahead and purchase a car with a Takata airbag, more power to you, you’ll probably be fine – I’ll pass though.

thickenergy
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thickenergy

I get that Trion has touched some of you in your secret naughty place in an inappropriate manner. I feel the same way about NCSoft. But the constant “they hurt me in my gamer hoohoo” gets really tiresome.
Atlas Reactor is actually a fun if you’re into TBS games. The base game play is solid. The dev team has been making measured balance adjustments. As well as making smart changes to the crafting and collection aspects to fit a B2P business model.
I played in the open alpha and I’ve been playing in the closed beta. I’ve played over 300 matches and have had hours upon hours of enjoyment. All for $10. It doesn’t matter if Trion might eventually tank the game through business model hijinks. They can’t take the fun I’ve already had, on the super cheap, away from me.
When/If the game ceases to bring me joy, for whatever reason, I’ll just play something else. Same as it has ever been.

Deepfred
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Deepfred

just had to say Trino because no one else has yet.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

But…but….but….
“….it’s Trion*.”
“…it’s a MOBA, right? Do they know what year this is? Do they not know that Paragon is launching soon? That Battleborn has launched just recently. That the non-MOBA, yet compared to every MOBA still, TF2 clone with Blizzard polish Overwatch is launching in just a few weeks.  And to cherry top the overly stuffed multi-flavor sundae, Gigantic is coming back from a rough year by having Perfect World Entertainment publish for them.   Talk about launching at the wrong time.”

*Makers of such popular titles as the P2W Rift, the now P2W Trove, the mostly generic now-nixed-show-tie-in Defiance, publisher of the Korean Diablo clone Devlian, and the publisher of the fantastically bugged ArcheAge,

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Sorenthaz people have tried multiplayer TBS games and they all fail.  Even giant games that everyone owns like Civ 5 it is nigh impossible to find a multiplayer match outside of your friends list.

but it is trino they could make the world’s ultimate artistic feat in game-form and I wouldn’t burn the HD space on a demo at this point.

mmonerd
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mmonerd

Another early access game im so exited 
oh wait it’s  Trion.

hardy83
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hardy83

Sorenthaz I imagine the reason they went B2P is because they know it’s super niche.
A small group of people will love it, and they see B2P being a better money maker than F2P. I mean F2P relies on a lot of people playing, and no matter how good this game is, a multi-player turn based strategy game is not going to turn a lot of heads. With a few exceptions like X-COM but that’s because XCOM is an IP with a long history and many fans.