Paradox testing subscription service, Stardew hits 10 mil, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome to your daily gaming update for Friday, January 24th.

Paradox testing subscription service for DLC

Paradox Interactive is of course known for their grand strategy games that have an ever-lasting lifecycle, and the reason for that is their DLC model. You may know of this, but essentially they release lots of DLC over the course of multiple years, which means that a game like Crusader Kings can manage to wrack up over $300 in DLC costs. Now for most Paradox fans, this is purchased in intervals, but if you’re approaching the game for the first time, it can be quite intimidating, so in response to that, Paradox is trialling a subscription service for full-access to the DLC. Now there isn’t any kind of full release just yet, they’re only offering it to a limited group of people for testing, but it’s in the works. And I just want to reference the article here, “The subscription…will be optional. All expansions and DLC, both past and future releases, will be available for purchase individually. No user will have their content removed, and no future content will be exclusive to subscribers.” So obviously there are people who like the current model that they have, and so its not going anywhere.

Stardew Valley hits 10 million units sold

Stardew Valley has officially sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. This would be an impressive number for a AAA studio, but this game was made by a single person. That’s right he did everything, the programming, the graphics, the music, everything.If you haven’t heard his story you should definitely give it a read, but basically he worked on Stardew full time for a number of years while his girlfriend brought in the household income. And that gamble obviously paid off, so it’s really cool to see that success story.

Rocket League stopping online support for Mac and Linux

Rocket League will oficially be ending online support for Mac and Linux this March. They said it is no longer viable to maintain those platforms as they continue to upgrade the game. You’ll still be able to play in offline modes though, if that is something that interests you.

Dishonored getting a tabletop RPG

For you tabletop RPG fans, you’ve got a new video game inspired one heading your way, from Arkane Studios, Dishonored. It’ll be releasing as a 300-page hardcover, which includes all the lore, rules, and even a mini-campaign. Currently scheduled to launch this summer, alongside some custom dice and cards.

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