Scrolls to feature ‘aspects of free-to-play’


Markus “Notch” Persson, the mastermind behind Minecraft, is currently working on a new game with his Mojang studio titled Scrolls. But the designer is quick to point out that it will not be a free-to-play game.

Persson explained on his Twitter account that Scrolls will have some free-to-play elements, but won’t be a free game in the literal sense.

Scrolls will contain aspects of ‘free-to-play,'” he said. “We won’t call it ‘free-to-play’ though, as it’s not a ‘free’ game.”

These comments were elaborated further by Persson in a quick chat with Gamasutra.

“It will have an initial cost that gets you started with the game,” he said. “The game will be designed so you can in theory play the game with just this initial cost, but if you want to you can buy more scrolls to play with.”

Persson also pointed out that he is clarifying everything now since he doesn’t want to “trick people into thinking it’s a free game.”

Further thoughts from Persson on the subject of free-to-play games can be found on a blog post he made earlier today.



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