Today, GamersFirst provided exclusive information to Massively that it will be taking over full operations of Fallen Earth effective immediately. This comes in the wake of last month’s announcement that GamersFirst would be handling the hardware aspect of Fallen Earth.
In a conference call with Massively, top officials from GamersFirst and Fallen Earth discussed that the game will convert to a free to play business model. Current designers and developers of Fallen Earth would stay on board to manage content and design, while GamersFirst handles the business side, which ultimately means that drastic changes in the game will likely not occur.
Players can expect four tiers of subscription levels:
Free: This is to be considered an unlimited free trial, by which players will be allowed to play the game from end to end completely free if they’d like. They just won’t earn any reward points.
Silver: This tier will cost less than the current sub price (which is currently $14.99 a month) and provide the same content. All subscriptions (Silver, Gold, and VIP) will also earn enhanced XP gain.
Gold: This will cost the same as the current sub fee but offer more reward points and bonuses each month, which can be spent in the item shop. So you’ll be getting more for the same price.
VIP: With this top tier (which will most likely cost more than the current sub fee), players will have the ability to share their VIP bonuses with everyone in their party in the form of a VIP “aura.” So if one person in your party is VIP but the rest are free players, everyone in the group will still reap the rewards of this aura. These rewards are also stackable, so if you have a full party of VIP members, you can expect some crazy boosts for everyone in the group.
The game will be free to download from the GamersFirst website. Check out the full article on the changes to Fallen Earth here.