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MercurySteam's Raiders Of The Broken Planet Restructured As Free-To-Play Game Named Spacelords

by Imran Khan on Jul 23, 2018 at 02:30 PM

Raiders of the Broken Planet, an online shooter from Metroid: Samus Returns developer MercurySteam, launched last year to some interest. The campaign-based multiplayer shooter saw new released last September with three campaigns split up for $10 each, but it appears that the pricing model hasn't worked out. The game is being relaunched as a free-to-play title under the new name of Spacelords.

“When we launched Raiders September last year, we hoped its low price point of 9.99 per campaign would open it up to a large number of users, but it didn’t work as we planned” said Spacelords' director Enric Álvarez. 

The main thrust of the relaunch is to expand the world of Raiders of the Broken Planet beyond, well, the raiders. MercurySteam wants to incorporate the game's antagonists and new human factions to expand the options for players. The relaunch is also bringing a new character to the mix, Valeria, completely free. 

For people who previously bought campaigns, MercurySteam plans to provide what they describe as "top-quality content," but doesn't plan to detail that until later. The fourth campaign that was planned before the name change will launch alongside Spacelords next month.

Raiders of the Broken Planet is flipping the switch to Spacelords on August 23 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.