High-Rez Studios has revealed plans to introduce a single purchase option for their highly regarded free-to-play first person shooter Tribes: Ascend (AusGamers 10/10
), intending to launch it alongside a major content patch this Friday, February 15th PST (Saturday on our side of the date line).
A forum post
from High-Rez co-founder Todd Harris explains that the one off purchase package will unlock "everything except the non gameplay affecting items like cosmetics", citing all classes, weapons, and perks in the current game, and an admission price "in the ballpark of other PC multiplayer shooters".
Harris also notes that Tribes VIP members will receive an additional discount, and that nothing will change with the free-to-play option for the game, assuring that all the additional maps in the content update will be freely available as per usual (thanks PCGamesN