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

Overmortal-Idle RPG Overmortal-Idle RPG
"You can buy passes that provide bonuses for spending some money to acquire"

Dragon POW! Dragon POW!
"Game contains a "Monthly Card" section"

Idle Angels Idle Angels
"You can pay for multiple subscriptions to gain extra daily rewards."

Squad Busters Squad Busters
"Battlepass"

Super Snail Super Snail
"The game encourages spending over and over again as each separate day you spend you get more rewards and during monthly events if you don't spend you don't get the top rewards"

Solo Leveling:Arise Solo Leveling:Arise
"Game has a subscription for automatically mine resources from the gates (missions)."

Bistro Heroes Bistro Heroes
"Not really monthly but you can also pay real money to get event items (randomly)"

Revenge of the Queen Revenge of the Queen
"Optional vip bonuses for top-up"

Hill Climb Racing 2 Hill Climb Racing 2
"optional"

Pokémon Sleep Pokémon Sleep
"Very optional weekly pass"