Poppy Playtime is now free to download and play on Steam, with the previous price of 69,000 VND seemingly changed by the developer.
The hugely popular indie horror game Poppy Playtime is now free on Steam, possibly in celebration of the release of Poppy Playtime Chapter 2. The title from MOB Games, succeeded in part by viral videos and YouTube Let’s Plays, has seen a slew of popular streamers and content creators dread “working at Playtime Co.” Poppy Playtime follows in the footsteps of iconic horror titles including Five Nights at Freddy’s and Bendy and the Ink Machine. Seemingly inspired by both, the product transforms characters that look close to children into menacing and terrifying creatures that the player must escape. The first chapter of the game features the villain Huggy Wuggy and it looks like Chapter 2 has its own new villain named Mommy Long Legs. The game’s newest chapter launched yesterday, May 5, but fan theories about Poppy Playtime’s Mommy have been around for a while.
Those curious to play Poppy Playtime can now get the game on Steam for free. While Poppy Playtime normally sells for 69,000 VND, the Steam page currently shows that the game is available to download and play at no cost. This may have been done to boost interest in the new Chapter 2, which will be available as DLC for the base game later today. However, MOB Games has yet to officially announce the Poppy Playtime price change, which could mean it was a bug when Chapter 2 was about to release. At the time of writing, the game is showing as “Free to Play”.
While the free-to-play game is good news for those who haven’t tried it out for themselves, it can be disappointing for those who’ve spent money on Poppy Playtime. While it’s not uncommon for companies to decide to change the price of their games, it can leave a bitter taste for gamers who consider themselves to have lost money paying for the game. Since MOB Games hasn’t officially announced Poppy Playtime is now free, it’s very likely that this was done in error and possibly related to the launch of Poppy Playtime Chapter 2. While the game’s DLC will play Released yesterday, Chapter 2 is not yet priced at Steam, but many believe it could be free DLC for those who own the original game.
Players who paid to have the basic Poppy Playtime in their Steam library may be disappointed by the news, but if the new free price isn’t to blame, these users will most likely be compensated. in some way. When games like Rocket League are free to play, people who have previously purchased the title will receive in-game rewards. While that’s fairly easy to do in a live-serve game, it remains to be seen how exactly that can work in Poppy Playtime’s single-player survival horror game.
See also: Poppy Playtime Chapter 2 revealed this week’s release date