Crimecraft content will be free, server maintenence won’t be

Laying down real coin for MMO content updates is a bummer, regardless of what the extra stuff brings to the game. Most MMOs already have flat fees you pay for the pleasure of playing the game. Plus, there’s an opportunity you could be leaving a couple of your guild brethren behind as you move on to the new hotness with the swarm of content-hungry players. Vogster Entertainment is planning to curve the hurt a bit with the price of their content updates to Crimecraft.

“We have a pretty aggressive content update schedule with new abilities, instances, clothes, weapons, items, achievements, challenges and gameplay types being released monthly free of charge,” Mike Donatelli, Vogster’s senior game designer told us via e-mail.

“The plan is to do a split business model with a server maintenance fee [sub] being paid monthly to support our hosting of the servers, 24 hour customer service, live events and the monthly content updates,” he continued before stating that a premium items shop will be available for players looking to spice up their costumes.

As far as how much this server cost will be, Donatelli doesn’t know. “As far as a sub price,” he said, “I’ve been told it won’t be as hefty as your MMORPG, but I haven’t been given any particulars.”

It sounds like Crimecraft won’t have a mega expansion pack like World of Warcraft’s “Wrath of the Lich King,” however, the content that does come out of Vogster will be free. Well, provided you don’t count server costs as a cost on your end.

Brad BradNicholson