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

Life Makeover Life Makeover
"Optional"

Last Fortress Last Fortress
"Multiple of these. A premium, for hero gear and for Z coins"

Boom Beach Boom Beach
"Extra Builder"

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
"Kinda. It has a battle pass system, but the battle pass can be purchased using premium currency but it is not too expensive."

Eatventure Eatventure
"You can buy ad-free and it's only for a limited time, so for 3 days, a week, or a month."

MARVEL Puzzle Quest MARVEL Puzzle Quest
"Has a monthly payment option"

Mochicats Collection Mochicats Collection
"optional, removes ads and some other minor stuff + Q pass, also optional, gives you better rewards"

Asphalt 9: Legends - 2019's Action Car Racing Game Asphalt 9: Legends - 2019's Action Car Racing Game
"The recurring Legend Pass rewards repeat purchases, offering money off the next pass. This is an optional purchase that lasts around a month."

Rise of Cultures Rise of Cultures
"Season and event passes."

Pyramid Solitaire Pyramid Solitaire
"There is a premium subscription to remove ads."