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Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions

There's a new interview on PC Gamer talking with Markus "Notch" Persson of Mojang about 0x10c, their upcoming space game. He discusses the current state of the game, how alpha testing will commence "as soon as it's fun," how the art is shaping up, and more. He also talks business, saying it is likely they will attempt a subscription model while allowing for the possibility they might change this if players want a free-to-play system. He also answers a question about how the PC will do alongside next generation consoles:

Itís very interesting to try and think about that. The console manufacturers need to focus on things that are just entertainment. Because if you want to watch Netflix and play games then you can do that more efficiently on a PC, especially if you hook it up to a TV. Now we have the Steam Big Picture stuff, we can actually get the TV experience in an easy way. Before it was all special cable and weird nonsense but now itís definitely doable. And so I think [console manufacturers] need to focusÖ I mean the 3DS for example has custom hardware and itís built to be in your pocket. Instead of just being this is a way to play games on your TV, it has to be more than that somehow.

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42. Re: Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions Dec 1, 2012, 01:54 saluk
 
"Frankly I think he's showing it off way too early." I think he's just an open guy. It comes from the game dev forums he hung around on before he got popular, and participating in ludum dare etc. He's not trying to sell us anything right now, he's just a friendly guy who likes talking about what he's working on. 0x10c looks really weird and I don't think I'd pay a subscription to it, but I like the experimentation of it.

Also, some of you need to really read the article. From the sound of it it will still have a lan mode. The massive server part is what would require a subscription; and he's talking about each ship being a subscription. You and a bunch of friends could all run one ship together and it would only be one subscription; which is kind of a neat idea.

And it's just an interview, everything is offhand comments made by notch. He's not talking in publicity speak, he's just revealing random ideas he's had. I really like all of the space sim games on the horizon, and the cool thing is none of them are really that similar. Whatever 0x10c will turn into will definitely be niche - and that's cool.
 
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