Last September Eurogamer introduced its supporter program, allowing readers to pay to read the site ad-free with a few extra perks besides. It’s been heartening to see so many of you back what we do, and we’re thankful for the support we’ve had so far. I really appreciate some of the things it’s enabled, such as the return of the Eurogamer Podcast which has delivered a compassionate look at the more human side of game development, and the Off Topic column which always offers up some fascinating tangents. Before we go any further, I just want to say a huge thanks for the support so far.
Just over six months in, it feels like a good time to look at our offering and see what tweaks can be made – to bring you a little closer to us here at Eurogamer, to see what else it might help us achieve but also to ensure you’re getting the best bang for your buck. I’m pretty happy with where we’ve ended up, and I hope you will be too. Let me just quickly run you through what’s changed.
Firstly, there’s a new weekly newsletter for all supporters – replacing the previously monthly letter from the editor. Called Eurogamer Essentials and hitting your inbox each and every Friday, it’s a look at the highlights from the site across the week and a little bit more besides, with some insight into what’s been happening and the return of Game of the Week. If you’re a long-standing reader you might remember the semi-regular column which looked across the current releases with a little added perspective. I hope to do justice to what was one of my favourite series on the site.