Why would a developer offer a free 1.6GB expansion pack to its game?
Steve Piggot, Torn Banner president and lead designer of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, asks why not?
"For us, our primary goal -- and I know people say this a lot but it’s actually true -- it’s not to make money; it’s to make awesome games," Piggot said, in a Skype interview.
Last month, Torn Banner released a massive update to its melee-focused multiplayer hit: five new weapons, two new modes, and a whopping 13 maps.
"People love all this kind of nickle-and-dime DLC, and everyone finds something that works for their business -- that's fine. I just think for us it’s more important that people are happy than they are constantly paying for this subscription model," Piggot said. "We are still planning to do expansion packs that cost money, but we’ll always have free stuff for the community."... read more