Let’s be honest, we are already used to scandals and rip offs when it comes to early access games, but Daybreak Game Company the publisher and developer of Landmark can even top it. Here is the news, Landmark is out of the early access phase, and if you have been backer of the game you might think it’s worth to take a look, but here is the point, you have to purchase the game. Yes, you read right, even if you paid already for the early access, you have to pay again if you want to play the game. Absolutely, if you think you got robbed, you definitely have been robbed if you paid for the early access.
Previously it was said that you can create content in Landmark for EverQuest Next, but the development of EverQuest Next was later canceled by Daybreak Game Company. There was also lack of updates for Landmark, but they worked hard to transform the whole game into a cash-shop. It was first said that the game would be free to play after development, but that didn’t came true either. But paying for it again, even asking the backers to pay again? That is the biggest disrespect with the customer, you could say you need a lot of criminal energy as a developer to pull off this robbery.
I am glad that I didn’t buy into this, even if I was a little bit hyped at first. That’s the problem with early access games, you might think a concept is promising, you vote with your wallet too early and might be disappointed with the end product. Don’t give developers money too early, you might regret it.
If you still want to take a look at the game, here is the Steam link: Landmark