Spanish developer MercurySteam didn't achieve the success it was hoping for with its episodic asymmetrical shooter/brawler Raiders of the Broken Planet, so it's taking the game free-to-play and using that opportunity to give it a new name.
In an press release posted today to the game's Steam page, MercurySteam -- no, that isn't confusing at all -- said that Raiders attempt at episodic content with a $9.99 price tag "didn't work as we had planned." Whereas RotLP focused on just one faction, the Raiders, Spacelords seeks to have players identify with all factions on the Broken Planet, in the attempt to secure Aleph, "a substance everybody wants."
If you've already purchased Raiders of the Lost Planet, you'll receive "exclusive, top-quality game content that won’t be available to anyone else." Other aspects of the F2P transition, which is scheduled to happen on Aug. 23, have yet to be announced.
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