Following their appearance at TwitchCon, the Bless Online team took to Steam to give answers to some of their community’s most asked questions. Well… Sort of. The newly posted FAQ offers answers to questions on plans for language support and community involvement in the development process. More importantly, it somewhat addresses the upcoming Steam Release timeline — Early Access will kick off in 2018 — as well as the business model and monitization.
Unfortunately, these answers are all a bit vague. We now know — and probably suspected — that when Early Access is ready, several packs will be made available for purchase. As with other games, each will provide various benefits to players willing to make the purchase.
The developer hasn’t decided what things will be like once the game launches, however they do assure players that they plan to avoid pay-to-win elements. They also promise to take player feedback into account when deciding on the business model.
The FAQ also addresses benefits for official partners and other issues. The entire thing can be found on the game’s Steam page.