Steam adds subscription plans, first is indie MMO Darkfall Unholy Wars
Steam launched a subscription payment plan for MMO-style games today, starting off with Darkfall Unholy Wars, a sandbox MMORPG that made its way through community voting on Greenlight in November.

Darkfall Unholy Wars is available for the initial price of $40, and then an auto-renewed subscription of $15 every 30 days. Steam will email subscription plan users with billing details after each transaction, and players can cancel or renew subscriptions at any time. For more information about Steam's subscription plans, check out the FAQ, or dive right into Darkfall Unholy Wars and see where it takes you.
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New Service Gives Gamers Flexibility and Control of Subscription-Based Games

April 25, 2013 -- Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Dota 2 and Half-Life) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source,) today announced the addition of Subscription Plans to its offering of services.

With Subscription Plans, Steam offers gamers the ability to sign up and manage payments for subscription-based games on Steam. The launch title for the new service is Darkfall Unholy Wars, with additional subscription-based games to follow.

Steam customers may now sign-up for, manage, cancel or renew game Subscription Plans at any time, online directly through Steam.

Visit Steam Support for more information about Steam Subscription Plans.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.