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Playing Squad for Free for a Day

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Socrates   

On steam, there are some games that let you play it for free for the weekend/a day etc.

 

I was wondering if the Squad developers plan on releasing Squad on steam for free weekend.

 

That would be pretty nice though. :D

 

There would be a HUGE increase of players and everyone can try it out. :D

 

Marketing issues?

 

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IRONXBAY   

Something like this sounds well suited to later down the dev cycle when most of the games main core is finally fleshed out, and they move on to adding content and such. I think it could really be a cool way to net more players.

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Stom   

This was discussed before: http://forums.joinsquad.com/topic/6633-free-or-tier-1-weekend/?hl=%2Bfree+%2Bweekend

 

RoyAwesome "We probably wont a free weekend for a long time (year+).  We are a new game with a lot of hype surrounding us, so a free weekend would kinda shoot ourselves in the foot at this point.  It's good to build interest later in the lifecycle of the game... NOT something to do early on. "

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RaulO4   

its a good plan to do this after the feature list is all out there...

 

maybe in a year or two they can do a Free weekend plus sale to boost the game up.

Right now is a very bad idea...people no human being are not smart. they dont understand the words Work in Progress.  

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After the hype dies down and the game is nearing completion, this is a good idea.

Project reality and by extension, squad, are a different brand of fps culture which require assimilation into mainstream gaming at a staggered pace.

A massive release where everyone playing has no idea how the systems work could potentially be disastrous for the games reputation.

A community has to be grown and nurtured so there are always veteran players to show the new guys how it all comes together.

Streamers will help #chaggy

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Deadduck   

God I hope this never happens.

 

EVERY free weekend on steam has been a hack fest and alienated more people than gained new ones IMO

constant barrage of whinny 12 year olds and mum jokes/slurs

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IrOnTaXi   

Actually statistically its a sales win the following week.

But. Roght now it doesnt make sense to devalue our product that is just releasing. Maybe somewhere later down the road.

Honestly $40 is a bit of a passive gateway as well. For casual hackers

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Also you cant just decide to do a free weekend on steam afaik. Since it is great promotion for game there is long list of devs waiting to do it.

So you gotta wait in line till you get greenlighted by Valve...

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