Attention bargain hunters: A blue light special that can very likely be seen from space is now on for the early access MMO Echo of Soul, which is offering a whopping 90% discount on the base game and all of its various editions. You can now pick up the standard edition of the game for just 89 cents.
This discount also applies to the four different editions of the game, which normally range between $20 to $70 and are now slashed to $2 – $7 respectively. For the record, the goodies in the extra editions include things like mounts, pets, and costumes which can be obtained in-game according to the press release, along with premium buff time and Soul Gem cash shop currency. Echo of Soul is also running a winter event from now until January 21st for those who like snowy in-game events.
What’s prompting this sort of deep discount? If we had to venture a guess, it’s to bolster an anemic population; Steamcharts shows that there were 62 players online in the last 24-hour peak at the time of this writing, and there have been a total of 65 players online in the last 30 days. Reviews on the game’s Steam page also complain of low population woes such as long queues to do group activities or PvP.
If you haven’t heard of Echo of Soul before, it’s had a… unique history. It was first released in July 2015 only to be sunsetted in Korea and China shortly after, then return to those regions a year later. The game has been running steadily in Europe under Aeria Games, and it launched its current early access iteration in North America in November 2018 under the stewardship of Blue Potion Games. You can get caught up in all of the shenanigans with the roundup below.