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DC Universe Online Goes Free Next Month

DC Universe Online will go free-to-play in late October for both Windows and PlayStation 3, announces Sony Online Entertainment, saying the game's new business model will offer three access levels, and that each "will provide access to open world gameplay and missions, general game updates and fixes to the game, with each level offering different game options and benefits." John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment explains: "Our philosophy embraces learning from our experience and as a pioneer in the free-to-play space with proven successful games like Free Realms and Clone Wars Adventures, we believe this new model will expand the DCUO experience and offer more options that cater to every type of player so they can play the game in a way that fits them." Here are the three levels:

  • Free: New players will now have access to the current gameplay in DC Universe Online (including Gotham City, Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts), with the ability to create two characters, join a league and many other benefits. Free level players will be able to purchase downloadable game packs/updates, additional character slots, powers and more through microtransactions.
  • Premium: Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) will qualify for the Premium access level. Premium level players will have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. Downloadable adventure packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game.
  • Legendary: Maximum features and benefits are included at this level. Loaded with enhanced additional features, Legendary access will be available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee and includes all DLC packs at no cost, more than 15 character slots, more than 80 inventory slots, the ability to form unrestricted-sized leagues, and many other benefits.

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18. Re: DC Universe Online Goes Free Next Month Sep 19, 2011, 23:49 cento
 
How's that prediction on Rift going? Wasn't that FTP in 6 months too? Oh, wait, Rift is still going strong...
 
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