Akaneiro abandons free-to-play model, switches to traditional paid model

Spicy Horse's browser-based multiplayer online game, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, is switching to a paid model from its original free-to-play model, according to an admin post on the Spicy Horse forums.

The change of plan was revealed by a forum admin back in November, who said that the game was "switching to a paid model". A later post revealed that the game, which is currently in closed beta, will not follow a subscription payment model, there will be a one-off purchase price for the initial release with the possibility of in-game purchases that won't restrict regular play and DLC expansion packs will be released on a regular basis.

The Spicy Horse representative wrote: "The price point will be very low. This is an independent release from a smaller development team — we won't be pricing it like Diablo or even Torchlight."

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is currently in beta.

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