As AAA games continue to become more and more expensive, there are huge opportunities available for developers to throw a free to play game out there to attract the audience who either can’t afford those price tags, or simply don’t want to pay it.
Dark and Darker is the game that attempts to break the looting and extraction mold thanks to its medieval setting but does it also do the same with its free to play nature? We’ll break down if Dark and Darker is free to play with this helpful guide.
Is Dark and Darker free to play?
The short answer to the all-important question of if Dark and Darker is free to play is no. In its ‘alpha’ state, Dark and Darker did cost nothing and could have been downloaded via Steam when a playtest was live.
However, while Dark and Darker was free to play, after the ongoing legal battles, the developers have put a price tag on it which comes with early access.
This is simply because the game, and its servers, need funding somehow, so rather than throwing in pay-to-win mechanics, a cost has been slapped onto Dark and Darker.
On the flip side, come the full release, if Dark and Darker free to play is a thing, we could see either armor or weapon skins in the game which would certainly be interesting in a medieval setting, but would also set it apart from any potential copycat games that attempt to take the medieval Tarkov crown.
All we have to do is either wait for Dark and Darker’s price to get updated or we receive some form of communication from the developers as to whether we’ll see changes to this in the future.
Regardless, as soon as we get any more information, we’ll update this guide so you’re also in the know!