Silent Hill: Ascension is lastly launching immediately, and developer Genvid Leisure has lastly defined the way it plans to generate profits from the factor.
Earlier than I am going forward with explaining how Silent Hill: Ascension truly works, let me simply preface this by saying I've by no means been extra surprised by a blatant money seize utilizing a traditional IP in my life earlier than as I've with this recreation. Earlier immediately, Genvid Leisure launched a trailer protecting “The Necessities” of Silent Hill: Ascension, that are clearly so important you did not must find out about them till the sport, or glorified livestream, was hours out from launching.
For starters, there's the voting system. We already knew that you can vote to make it in order that sure scenes can unfold in sure methods, however immediately's trailer has revealed you accomplish that with a useful resource known as IP. Whereas Genvid CEO Jacob Navok says it is not simply pay to win, you may simply purchase IP instantly utilizing actual cash, and the extra IP you've gotten, the extra you may spend to affect sure selections, so, probably not certain what Navok means there.
There are different methods to earn IP. You are able to do so without cost by finishing each day puzzles, which judging from the trailer look extremely rudimentary, and it's also possible to earn IP by taking part in Endurance Scenes, that are real-time fast time occasions that may solely be carried out dwell. Did I point out that information episodes at all times premiere at 9pm EST, which is midnight UK time, and that this entire factor shall be operating for 16 weeks? So good luck incomes IP that approach when you're in Europe.
Then, there's the $20 Founder's Pack, which features a season cross that permits you to unlock cosmetics, icons, stickers, and the like to your profile. Whereas Silent Hill: Ascension is operating for 16 weeks, the season cross apparently covers six months of content material, however who is aware of how that works. These cosmetics are to your character, which when you're fortunate sufficient to win a contest, can truly seem in-game, precisely as you've got customised them to look. To enter these contests, you must purchase tickets utilizing IP, which suggests the more cash you spend, the extra tickets you should purchase, the extra possible you're to look in-game. The Founder's Pack is accessible till November 14, and has unique cosmetics apparently too.
I feel that virtually covers “the necessities,” however, simply, I've by no means been so bowled over earlier than. Not one of the monsters even appear like they might remotely be set in the identical universe that has iconic designs like Pyramid Head! This actually is simply wanting like some generic horror recreation with the Silent Hill IP slapped on as a result of somebody purchased the licence for it. However hey, this factor will have an effect on Silent Hill canon ceaselessly, I assume, so we're caught with it.