The Humble Monthly bundle has been a pretty reliable source of pretty good, pretty cheap games for years now. For $12 USD, you get a selection of marquee titles up front, then an additional collection of mystery games when purchases close. But now Humble Monthly is going away – in its place is a more expensive alternative that lets you choose the games you want.
The new Humble Choice subscription comes in a variety of configurations. The basic plan is $15 a month. Every month, you’ll find a curated selection of games, and you’ll choose three titles to keep permanently. A premium version of the subscription, at $20 a month, lets you choose nine games to keep out of the selection. Either way, you’ll get a Humble store discount and access to the existing library of Humble originals.
Humble Choice is scheduled to launch this year, but there are still several unanswered questions about how it will work. We don’t know how the selection of monthly games you’ll choose from break down. We don’t know whether you’ll be able to play the full set of games for the month before you choose your permanent picks – Xbox Game Pass-style – or if this is just a new way to pick the games you’re purchasing.
If you’re already a Humble Monthly subscriber – or you join up before things switch to the new plans – you can continue your subscription at $12 per month, and get 10 games to keep in every selection. The FAQ suggests you’ll still get Classic pricing in perpetuity until you cancel – you can even pause your subscription each month.
This month’s bundle is a doozy, with the Crash and Spyro remakes alongside Call of Duty: WWII leading us off. So if you’re eager to get in on that Classic plan, now’s as good a time as any.
Either way, this is a pretty confusing rollout for what is, in effect, a price increase. Responses on Reddit and to the YouTube video announcing the new plan haven’t been favourable, but we’ve still got a bit before we actually see how the changes shake out.