Humble Monthly is evolving into Humble Choice, comes with a major price increase and varying tiers
It's been exactly four years since Humble Bundle introduced its Humble Monthly Bundle. For $12 a month, one could automatically subscribe, or pick specific months to receive each Humble Bundle as it went live every four weeks, offering players keys for a variety of different games, ranging from unknown indies, to major AAA releases. At the start of each given month, a handful of titles from the bundle would be revealed, leaving the rest shrouded in mystery, until one actually purchased the bundle and it unlocked midway through the month. Now, things are beginning to change, as Humble has announced that Humble Monthly is about to undergo a major revision, changing into a new service called Humble Choice.
Subscribers to Humble Choice will be able to choose from multiple tiers, such as Lite, which costs $4.99 a month ($44.99/yr), and gives you simple access to the Humble Trove, Basic, which is $14.99 ($134.99/yr) and offers 3 games a month, along with access to the Humble Trove, and a 10% discount to the Humble Store. Lastly, there's the Premium tier, which costs a whopping $19.99 a month ($179.99/yr), which gives you a choice of 9 different games on a monthly basis.
For those that are still subscribed to Humble Monthly, you'll be able to keep your current $12/mo price, and you'll be transferred into the "classic" tier, which offers 10 games a month, more than any other active tier. However, the moment you cancel your subscription, you'll lose your classic status, and will be forced into choosing one of the new three tiers if you ever wish to resubscribe.
What are the benefits of a Classic plan?
Through the Classic plan, you will retain the best deal of all moving forward with Humble Choice. This includes the following:
How do I regain access to the Classic plan once it is lost?
- $12 a month price point from Humble Monthly (or your current multi-month pricing).
- 10 curated games to keep every month (compared to 9 from the Premium plan).
- Full access to the Humble Trove.
- Up to a 20% Humble Store discount.
- Unlimited access to published Humble Originals and betas.
Unfortunately, there is no going back to a Classic plan once Humble Choice has launched. If you choose to unsubscribe you will receive a prompt informing you that your Classic plan will not be available going forward if you decide to resubscribe. You will lose your Classic status, and upon resubscribing will have to choose between the Lite, Basic, and Premium plans.
The new Humble Choice will give users a set of 10 games each month, with basic and premium tiers being allowed to keep 3 or 9 of any titles from the lineup, respectively. According to Humble itself, during a livestream where the company detailed some of the new changes, monthly game selections will still range from assorted indies and AAA titles. Humble Choice will go into effect before the end of this year, meaning there's only a short amount of time left, if you wish to secure the classic monthly plan, or want to cancel your subscription entirely.
Source: Humble Choice FAQ