Echo of Soul Launching As Buy to Play On Steam
Echo of Soul is an MMORPG currently published by Gamigo, but originally published years ago by Aeria Games as a free to play title.
Echo of Soul was relaunched as Echo of Soul: Phoenix under Gamigo and remained free to play. Now, under a new publisher “Blue Potion Games Co., Ltd”, Echo of Soul is being relaunched onto Steam. Whilst simultaneously being published by Gamigo.
Not only does Gamigo have a fully translated, fully playable version of the game, but Blue Potion Games Co., Ltd are actually launching Echo of Soul onto Steam in an Early Access state. Yes, you did hear that correctly, the MMO that has been publicly playable by anyone and everyone in English for years now, needs to enter Early Access.
The most shocking part of this, though, is that Echo of Soul is not launching as a free to play title. Even though, once again, it is available free to play under Gamigo.
Instead, the game is launching as buy to play at $8.99 – but don’t worry, it’s got a super duper incredible special on right now that allows you to get it for $5.39 – this is for a limited time only!
In an attempt at making as much money as possible, Blue Potion Games Co., Ltd are charging &18.99 for the Deluxe Edition, $39.99 for the Silver Edition, and $49.99 for the Gold Edition.
Yes, apparently people are willing to spend that much money on Echo of Soul. Or at least Blue Potion Games Co., Ltd seems to believe they are.
Echo of Soul launched to 260 concurrent players and has thus far retained that playerbase.
Please, publishers… if nobody wants to play the game when its free to play.. who would opt to pay money to play it instead? C’mon.