TOXIKK FOR FREE

By Sharkster

WE ARE DROPPING THE BOMB: Yes, TOXIKK WILL BE FREE! Earlier today, Martin Schwiezer (head of Reakktor Studios) announced the dramatic change of TOXIKK’s business model in an interview with STEVE McKARNICK of PC-PLAYDAY.

Steve:
“Martin, what made you change Toxikk’s business model to Free to Play?”

Martin:
“You really got that wrong, Steve. Toxikk will NOT be F2P. It will be FREE!
I think that’s important to point out.”

Steve:
“Like… people can play for free? Totally free?”

Martin:
“That’s right. Totally free.”

Steve:
“What will you tell the people who already bought the game in Early Access?”

Martin:
“Well, these people can now download an unlimited amount of ADDITIONAL, totally FREE copies!”

Steve:
“And there will be no item shop in Toxikk?”

Martin:
“Yes… I mean, (laughs) …No. Well, there will be an item shop. But you don’t need to buy anything.”

Steve:
“How is it not free to play then?”

Martin:
“Well, it is not … Not in the traditional way. It’s FREE! You cannot compete against FREE, Steve.”

Steve:
“Okay. What is the new business model then?”

Martin:
“We not only sell our own awesome virtual goods, but also let players sell and re-sell their stuff (and take a cut of whatever they trade).”

Steve:
“And that’s not free to play?”

Martin:
“No, we call it YGYS: YOUR GAME! YOUR STYLE!

Steve:

Martin:
“Sunglasses, caps, colored shoulder pads, eye patches, bandannas…”

Steve:
“But isn’t that the exact definition of Free to Play?”

Martin:
“…Wait, wait. It doesn’t stop there. You also don’t need to pick up weapons and boosters in the maps anymore.”

Steve:
“But…? You define loadouts before the match starts?”

Martin:
“No. You simply …read more

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