Fifth Season, the Norwegian developer behind the subscription-based, online science fiction real-time strategy title AD2460, has announced that the game will go “free-to-play” on 7 December.
Set in a distant future, AD2460 revolves around a race for the resources of the universe. Players take control of a home world and work to develop its technologies, facilities and military power in order to secure raw materials to expand their might in the universe. Along the way players need to work together with others in order to better protect their interests and grow.
AD2460 is open and playable under its current business model with a 15-day free trial until 7 December, when the subscription cost will be removed and all active game accounts prior to the patch will no longer be charged a daily subscription fee.
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Though the game now goes F2P and introduces new “paid” features like facial and graphical commander elements, placing bounties on a player’s opponents and “war-games” where players can challenge opponents for practice or fun without risk of losing fleets, Fifth Season states that AD2460 will have no elements of “pay-to-win”.