Bless Early Access In May, Business Model Announced As Buy-To-Play

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor March 21, 2018

Bless' Steam Early Access period is almost here. Neowiz announced a May release today, around the same time it launched a shiny new website for the game. There's not a whole lot going on on the site just yet. But there is information on the planned business model ... which is buy-to-play.

I suppose, that means -- sadly -- that we won't be doing much talking about the game from here on out on MMOBomb. That said, if you're interested in Bless, the new website is worth checking out. It has some more info about the game, founder's packs, and details on the "Emissary Program" -- a community program open to people wanting to help promote the game. There's also a new trailer, but you can watch that here.

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In this article: Neowiz, Bless Online.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (35)

GreatDan 3 years ago
i gladly pay to play a what look like a good game but 40 euros at launch vs the 10 of bdo or even Tera (but you got cd with perma bonuses in account ) 40 it seems a but much at least give till liv 10 free trial once you buy for that price is damn high what you gona do even WoW cost less

dgill43 3 years ago
the Game is Free In Korea and Europe why should we be subjected to paying for a game that is free

Tsandsoup 3 years ago
I see that mmobomb is full of kids lime always

MMODream 3 years ago
It a real shame people hype everything up these days plus people start making thing up saying this game will be Free to play when the developer haven't say anything about their business model yet.

Kiichii 3 years ago
Black desert is b2p Asian made game on steam and is doing pretty well as a b2p I see Bless online being no different to black desert. b2p is going back to old school sort of back in day you use to go to the game shop and BUY a physical and most mmorpg's back then had/have monthly subscriptions so I guess we are lucky it's not b2p with monthly sub cry babies will be cry babies save up and buy the game and don't expect everything to be free developer don't make games out of thin air

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Martin 3 years ago
What ???? B2P ??? Didint they sayd its gonna be f2p ?

Im so sick of lies ... there is like tons of games who claimed to be fp2 or p2w but after they drop release date, game instantly turns into B2P !!!!

Not gonna buy !!! unless its haves 5$ price , otherwise gonna wait till this turns into f2p.

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Busheht 3 years ago
b2p asian mmo , yea that won't last

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Guza 3 years ago
Dead on arrival RIP =p

jackie 3 years ago
hey kid stop crying Game have to survive pay for good game and enjoy the time you play.

stop been plebs

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Dust 3 years ago
Alot of pessimism here! I honestly hope them the best in their endeavors. Going with a business model akin to that of Guild Wars 2 is a good move imo.

paul 3 years ago
It'll be b2p and then go f2p, I bet. The b2p period is just a poorly disguised "founders pack" cash grab

Memme 3 years ago
Is it not only B2P during Early Access? Like Battlerite did?

Doom 3 years ago
I give this 3 or 4 months till it shut downs or turns F2P

ID 3 years ago
I hope it’s a lot like War of Angels Online!

Strawmary 3 years ago
If its got microtrans in-game then the game wont last very long till it drain it fund till become f2p..
That how the market players work in the MMO, since its b2p if it remain as same as legend " diablo 2" then thing will work out pretty good for years.

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Curst 3 years ago
Normally I don't have any problems with buy to play games, but they didn't have any objective reasons to switch the payment model. Not after their game failed pretty much everywhere it's been launched. You don't increase the price when your product is underperforming, not unless there's some sort of dishonesty involved.

And the funniest part is that they've probably made this decision under pressure from the western "OMG plz no F2P P2W OMG" audience which will gladly pay for the same F2P stuff on top of the initial price.

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Ghestly 3 years ago
RIP first look

Korothians 3 years ago
LOL this is going to more then fail it will be like Swordsman Online and Like some others it will only have a couple of players with a shit ton of alt's and it will go down as a game no one will give two fucks about. Good job retarded yes RETARDED people who came up with this ideal I can not wait to see how bad this game goes in 2018. Sorry Would pay for DCUO before bless any day of the week have fun bless people sorry the team of people working on it fucked up. Best of luck to yall.

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drak 3 years ago
this game is gonna fail

Ainmaima Hikari 3 years ago
Do we bet that in less than 6 months it becomes free to play?

nanz735 3 years ago
wow, so we wont have the first look...

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