Raiders of the Broken Planet to Go Free-to-Play With Name Change

By Kelly Packard,
Raiders of the Broken Planet will undergo a complete remodel within the next month. The game will go entirely free-to-play as well as get a name change to Spacelords.

Right now, Raiders is technically free-to-play to start, but players must purchase Raiders' main content, called campaigns, to get the bulk of the experience. Campaigns, three of which have been released so far, cost US$9.99, a price at which developer MercuryStream thought would entice users.


"It didn’t work as we planned," said Enric Álvarez, Spacelords Director. "Our vision is to see our game enjoyed by millions of users for years to come, and putting all of the game's rich content into their hands for free is the way to realize it."

Raiders' rebranding to Spacelords will accompany the launch of the fourth campaign, "Council Apocalypse," which includes four new missions and new character Valeria. Of course, the other three campaigns, "Hades Betrayal," "Wardog Fury" and "Alien Myths," will become free to all users at the same time. There will also be so many changes to the base game that MercuryStream thought it only made sense to rename the project.

Raiders will change to Spacelords with the launch of the "Council Apocalypse" campaign on August 23rd. In the meantime, there have been some monetization changes in Raiders. The free Mission of the Week in Raiders is now the free Mission of the Day, and the gold price for renting missions has been "reduced significantly." Players who already purchased campaigns in Raiders will receive "exclusive, top-quality game content that won’t be available to anyone else" to be announced at a later date.

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Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.