I’m a bit confused by this beta. The majority of new users will download it and either be oblivious to the fact it’s a beta or not care that it is. They will play it for 2,10,20 hours or whatever and then the majority will bin it.
Now this majority that will bin it would have likely spent real money during the 20 odd hours they played and enjoyed it. They can’t though and that majority get bored and move on like with most games.
It is a free game, just release it and allow cash to be spent whilst constantly expanding it, just like trs are doing in this beta.
By tge time it goes full release and allows money most players have gone onto other games and we are now coming upto the rush of new big releases and several multiplayer ones so already you’re losing even more attention to these titles.
It just seems like an odd business decision as personally I know two people who wanted to spend money on evolve but couldn’t and they loved it but have now moved on to other games and have lost interest. Money lost forever.
Just release it to everyone and let us spend money, then do it with consoles. Again on console there will be a flood of players who will spend lots at first.