Pool Nation FX is doing free-to-play a little differently from the rest with a Lite version that contains no microtransactions.
Pool Nation FX, the billiards simulation that’s been available for a while on Xbox One, has been released on Steam.
Although the game is free-to-play, the developer chose not to include any microtransactions. The Lite version includes an offline practice mode, a daily bonus match, a daily trickshot challenge, as well as access to customisation options. This version also allows for online play.
If you choose to go further, the game offers a few paid packs. These could, for example, unlock all customisation options upfront, or give you access to all areas. Developer Cherry Pop has also smartly separated online and offline access packs, letting you buy only what you want.