Recurring Fee

Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

Some games can only be played by paying a monthly or yearly fee for access to the game. These are usually massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. Other games may have an optional monthly fee that you can pay to get a daily boost in the game. Either way, having a monthly fee encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

The game developer hopes that by playing a lot, you'll get addicted to the game and keep paying the monthly fee. They may also make it very difficult to cancel your monthly subscription by hiding the option deep in the game's menus. It's easy to purchase the subscription but very difficult to get out. For some people, the hassle of canceling the subscription sometimes makes them wait longer before cancelling, adding extra revenue for the game developers.


Examples

Tiny Tower Tiny Tower
"VIP Club"

Delicious World - Cooking Game Delicious World - Cooking Game
"I think there's a subscription option , need to double check"

Hay Day Hay Day
"The Farm Pass."

LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed
"There is a $7.50 weekly fee for the game's premium membership."

Lords Mobile: War Kingdom Lords Mobile: War Kingdom
"optional"

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
"Starlight Membership, Magic Chess Starlight Membership, Weekly/Monthly Ticket Bundle, etc."

Ragnarok M: Eternal Love(ROM) Ragnarok M: Eternal Love(ROM)
"Optional membership that is expensive that gives the player additional exp, loot, and exclusive items"

Dream Girlfriend Dream Girlfriend
"Some packs allow users to enjoy quality of life improvements in this game, including automatizing chores."

Epic Seven Epic Seven
"The Monthly Pack grants a small advantage to players willing to pay on a recurring basis."

Genshin Impact Genshin Impact
"optional fee to pay a membership for 5$, the membership gives premium currency and daily currency that you have to redeem everyday. Can be argued that it gives the biggest value for money out of the shop."