Embers Adrift, the indie MMORPG developed by Stormhaven Studios, has recently announced a number of changes to its pricing model, content, and future roadmap. The game has only been available for four months, but has already seen a number of major content updates, including new zones, monsters, and features.
Following a recent free weekend, the developers have decided to reduce the game’s pricing. Embers Adrift is now available for a one-time purchase of $29.99, which includes a month of game time, followed by a $9.99/month subscription fee. This subscription model is intended to foster a closer relationship between the players and the developers, without resorting to other forms of monetization like cash shops or pay-to-win features.
The game’s developers have been releasing content updates at an impressive rate for such a small team, including four new Ember Vein dungeons, a large mid-level solo/small/large group dungeon in Meadowlands, and several high-level outdoor dungeons. The game also features a number of new monsters and features, including item linking, crafting overhauls, new long-form quests, and improvements to the active defense system and chat functionality.
Embers Adrift’s upcoming patch, scheduled for February 28th, promises to introduce even more features and content, including a large overland region for mid to high level players, eight new long-form quests, social window UI improvements and filtering, and performance updates. Other upcoming features include a new alchemy system, a large multi-zone dungeon for high-level players, and new storylines and epic quests.