Pay-once MMO

Other (objects, etc.) concept

MMOs for which you only pay once after which it's playable like any other game with no need to pay subscription if one even exists. Pay-once bit does not extend to expansions or possible microtransactions.


Name variations: Buy to play

The first video game about Pay-once MMO was released on April 26, 2005.

NCsoft, Trion Worlds and Sandbox Interactive has published most of these games

Commonly bought like a full priced regular game but have no subscription fees and aren't free-to-play.

This is the default for most non-free non-MMO games which is why it's MMO specific.

Parent groups

Financial and business models, Massively Multiplayer Online Game


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