Knockout City Is Going Free-To-Play This Spring Without EA Involved

Knockout City will be going to free-to-play at some point in spring, but previous publisher EA will not be involved.

Knockout City is a competitive dodgeball action game by Velan Studios. It launched last year on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC in May. Currently, it’s on Season 5 of its regular content releases, which will run for 12 weeks.

After that, Knockout City will be going free-to-play with the launch of Season 6 this spring. However, Velan Studios will be taking over as the game’s publisher rather than EA.

Free-To-Play Dodgeball

Velan Studios is hoping that moving to a free-to-play model will open the door for many more players worldwide. It say it will, “bring our game to millions of new players around the world by removing the price tag entirely.”

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Credit: Velan Studios/EA

It also thanked its fans who have been playing since day one. Velan studios stated, “Your dedication and loyalty motivates us everyday to continue to build our world, and we couldn’t have gotten this far without you.”

It later confirmed EA’s departure from publishing duties, stating that they couldn’t have launched the game without the support of EA. But with the game going to a different model, the natural step for them is to, “take over publishing responsibilities and work even more closely with our community.”

The developer has promised exciting plans for the game, and that publishing in-house will allow them to fully realise their vision.

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