Remedy Entertainment Forgoes Free-to-Play Model for Alan Wake 2 Co-Op Multiplayer
Remedy Entertainment has announced that its upcoming co-op multiplayer portion of Alan Wake 2, entitled Night Club Mode, will not feature a free-to-play model. Alan Wake 2 is a sequel to the original psychological horror video game released in 2010.
Alan Wake 2‘s Night Club Mode will entirely be sold as a part of the game’s normal price tag. Remedy Entertainment has opted to stick with a more traditional approach to monetization, as opposed to going with the free-to-play model that has become popular in recent years. The free-to-play model has been used by many gaming companies to encourage players to purchase additional content within the game.
Night Club Mode was announced to be part of Alan Wake 2 in 2018 as an update to the game’s story content. The mode will feature online two-player co-op and deep skill customization, allowing players to unlock and upgrade skills and abilities as they progress through levels.
Remedy Entertainment clarified that while there is no free-to-play aspect included with the game, there are still plenty of options for players to customize their appearance and weapons through the game’s marketplace.
The game’s release date is still to be determined but is expected to be sometime this year. Alan Wake 2 is set to release on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.