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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  1. MMODream on March 22, 2018

    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.

  2. Kiichii on March 22, 2018

    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

    • Pinkypie on March 22, 2018

      You are correct. (Ding Ding Ding)

    • rfhrh on March 23, 2018

      but it costs 10 euros, bless will probably cost 60

  3. Martin on March 22, 2018

    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.

    • sin on March 22, 2018

      They said that, but then they made a polls and majority of community voted for B2P.
      Im good with that, with game goin B2P they will not make game pay2win.

      • Strawmary on March 22, 2018

        This game is f2p on other region, and yet you very excited on the b2p on western part. lol
        Another reason why its alert more hater on the game was after paying you will still get milk by the game on their cash shop.
        Yes, on the first early launch they will put nothing but just cosmetic items and once they launch goodie bags you will get the pictures.

        • SomeGuySeries on March 25, 2018

          Black Desert Online is buy to play in the West, and free to play in other regions (don’t know if all, but some), so I don’t see a game being buy to play in a certain region as a problem, because the market is different over here.

  4. Busheht on March 21, 2018

    b2p asian mmo , yea that won’t last

    • Jack on March 22, 2018

      what about BDO?

      • ok on March 22, 2018

        yes BDO is doing quite well i guess but it costs 9.99 euros that’s nothing , if Bless has that price too then it’s ok

  5. Guza on March 21, 2018

    Dead on arrival RIP =p

  6. jackie on March 21, 2018

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

    stop been plebs

    • Strawmary on March 22, 2018

      Yes good game, as if BDO first launch alot of players commenting so much positive until its been ruined down by the greed.
      Bad or good does not need to be written and only when its few month later.

  7. Dust on March 21, 2018

    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.

  8. paul on March 21, 2018

    It’ll be b2p and then go f2p, I bet. The b2p period is just a poorly disguised “founders pack” cash grab

  9. Memme on March 21, 2018

    Is it not only B2P during Early Access? Like Battlerite did?

  10. Doom on March 21, 2018

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

  11. ID on March 21, 2018

    I hope it’s a lot like War of Angels Online!

  12. Strawmary on March 21, 2018

    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.

    • Curst on March 21, 2018

      What makes you think a buy to play MMORPG can even be sustainable without microtransactions to last all those years? People seriously need to appreciate non-abusive microtransactions (and F2P model by extention) more.

      • Strawmary on March 22, 2018

        That goes a good POE or diablo series RPG, you seriously need to understand the world market and gaming player-base.
        Unless the company just need a few handful low population then nothing is impossible.

        • Curst on March 22, 2018

          One is an overpriced Blizzard-funded non-MMO and the other one is an anomaly, as acknowledged by both players and experts alike. You don’t have anything to teach me. Read up on bizarre speculations of just how PoE can afford to do what they do instead.

  13. Curst on March 21, 2018

    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.

    • ShinigamIan on March 21, 2018

      Exactly… I can imagine their business model meeting:

      – How are we gonna do this guys?, FTP like everywhere else we released?
      – Nah!.. Americans need to pay something in order to tell themselves they are not getting scammed with freebies. even if they can get it for free.
      – So do we charge for the game, but cancel in-game store?
      – BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! (every one dropping a ROFLMAO)…. nice joke…. nice joke indeed

  14. Ghestly on March 21, 2018

    RIP first look

  15. Korothians on March 21, 2018

    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.

    • Strawmary on March 22, 2018

      Lol i rather pay for stale of decay 2 to make myself enjoy and fun then this same old MMO style to miserable my life and yet i need to pay to get better.

    • B2p wins on March 22, 2018

      Sad little kid

  16. drak on March 21, 2018

    this game is gonna fail

  17. Ainmaima Hikari on March 21, 2018

    Do we bet that in less than 6 months it becomes free to play?

  18. nanz735 on March 21, 2018

    wow, so we wont have the first look…

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