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

Legend of the phoenix Legend of the phoenix
"There is a "monthly" VIP plan which costs ~$4 USD"

Trailer Park Boys Greasy Money Trailer Park Boys Greasy Money
"Optional time based token"

ISEKAI:Demon Waifu ISEKAI:Demon Waifu
"Weekly and Monthly Subscription options"

Off The Road - OTR Open World Driving Off The Road - OTR Open World Driving
"Has a VIP option with monthly payment"

Archero Archero
"The "game pass" feature"

Old School RuneScape Old School RuneScape
"Main monetization method is subscription"

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."