Gamezone hat ein Interview mit Leon Ha veröffentlicht. Der Team Leader berichtet von den verschiedensten Features des Hack-and-Slasy Titels Knight Online, der in Asien bereits viele Anhänger vorweisen kann. Eine US-Version soll ebenfalls erscheinen, später ist sogar ein Start in Europa geplant.
Question: This game is offering unlimited access to gamers who wish to play online free of charge. What was the reasoning behind this?
Leon: We are on the forefront of what the market dictates. Much like there is pent-up demand for a la carte pricing for individual cable channels, or individual downloads of music files, we are giving what the customers want. Hence, we are offering a free basic version to all users. However, from our observations and activities in the Asian markets, we see the revenue trending to small purchases for special items, weapons, and objects with the game itself being free. Ultimately many users end up spending more than they would on a monthly subscription but are much more satisfied with the purchases they want to make. We see no difference here in the U.S. However, in addition to the free plans, we are offering the traditional monthly plans where heavy users will find the game play much more enjoyable. For example, our Premium and Ultra Premium plans allow better hit rates, access to new and unique weapons, premier access to new zones, and so on.