While the topic of lockboxes, cash shops, and business models isn’t anything new — which is an understatement — Saga of Lucimia’s team is exploring these issues as it deeply contemplates how it is going to monetize the game. This suggests that the team is softening up on its subscription-only stance as it mulls a possible hybrid model as well.
“[Subscriptions have] been at the forefront of our minds as we work towards the launch of our game,” the devs posted on YouTube. “While we have always operated with ‘we want to be a subscription-based game’ mentality, we also have to understand the economics of the industry and why a hybrid model may be an option as well.”
Stormhaven’s lead developer also talks about the “grey areas” of MMO business models as Saga of Lucimia works toward release in a “couple of years,” which as we’ve previously covered is tentatively slated for the end of 2021.