a September 9th release date for TOXIKK, the upcoming
first-person shooter. After 20 months of early access, they are polishing the
throwback game for release. REAKKTOR STUDIOS celebrates the news with
this release date trailer
and a new
Making of TOXIKK trailer
. They also
for a free trial version coming at the same time. The developer explains this
will be a demo, but they are avoiding that term because of Steam
HOW'S THE FREE EDITION NOT F2P?
FREE TO PLAY is giving the base game away for free and then LETTING YOU PURCHASE
LITTLE CHUNKS OF IT FOREVER (cosmetic and/or gameplay affecting items). For many
reasons, we have a deep antipathy against micro-transaction fueled business
But if we let you FRAG LIKE IT'S 1999, why not also give you a demo like it's
1999? The idea behind shareware and demos may be a bit out of fashion (just like
Arena FPS in general), but there really isn't anything more transparent to let
you experience a game. And if you like it, you pay once and get the FULL GAME
with ALL its features, customization options etc.
IF IT'S A DEMO, WHY NOT CALL IT A DEMO?
The term DEMO has a
defined meaning on STEAM that comes with specific technical restrictions.
E.g. people who play a demo on STEAM cannot play online against people who own
the full game. Which is obviously far from optimal for a multiplayer game.
Plus, THE FREE EDITION OF TOXIKK IS A LOT MORE THAN JUST A DEMO: It comes with
the full core experience, has no competitive disadvantages versus the FULL GAME
and let's you play TOXIKK for free for as long and often as you like.