Free trials are a growing trend in subscription MMOs. More and more, developers are realizing that if they expect players to spend a hefty sum to purchase a game as well as a monthly fee, they need to offer more than a website and a trailer video. Players want to know what they're getting into -- they're less inclined these days to drop $40-$50 (plus the cost of the second month's subscription, something most games require) on a game that they're not completely sure they're going to enjoy.
With that in mind, Darkfall
has jumped on the trial bandwagon. It's not a free trial, but it's a trial nonetheless. For one dollar (or one euro, depending on which side of the ocean you're on), you can download and play Darkfall
for one week. It's the second "new player friendly
" move in a relatively short amount of time, and seems to indicate that the Darkfall
developers are looking to reach out beyond their current community.
North American players interested in trying the game can access the trial here
, while European players can access the trial at this site
[Thanks to all the tipsters on this one!]