Wanted to get some feedback from you as to whether you think this would be a good idea or not.
After Escalation ships, we are considering creating a multiplayer only edition of Ashes of the Singularity (Tournament). You wouldn't be able to buy this version. Instead, everyone who buys either Ashes of the Singularity or Escalation would get 8 keys to give out to people. Those people could then download the Tournament edition.
They'd only be able to play online (they couldn't host games but they could join custom games as well as join quick match / ranked games.
In doing this, we think we'd be able to build up the MP player base so that we could have more MP options.
However, the risk is that we would be potentially losing out on sales which is what funds continued Ashes development.
What are your thoughts?