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DC Universe Online Going Free To Play Soon?

DC Universe Online is Massively Multiplayer Online RPG for the PlayStation 3 and PC.

Now I’ve never been much interested in MMORPG’s, and I thought World of Warcraft demanded a lot of money and a lot of time from me. I had never even given any thought of purchasing or playing DC Universe Online because of the $14.99 per month fee as well as the amount of time required to even scratch the surface of the large game.

But that’s all about to change next month.

According to Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), DC Online Universe is going free-to-play starting in October 2011. Everyone with a PS3 and PC  can download and play the game for free,

More information on DC Universe Online going free-to-play after the break.

Of course, it wouldn’t be an MMORPG without some kind of microtransaction feature to give dedicated players exclusive content unnavailable to others who stay with the free features.

SOE has broken DC Universe Online to three access levels depending on player subscription levels:

  • Free Access – Players are allowed to download the game and future updates for free. (And play it for free too)
  • Premium Access – If a player spends more than $5 in the in-game store, this access level opens up to him/her. This provides players with experience and benefits for their characters as well as more inventory and character slots. (Once opened up, players accounts are permanently upgraded to Premium Access)
  • Legendary Access – If a player pays for the $14.99 per month game pass, this opens up Legendary Access. This access levels provides players all the DLC packs for no additional price payments.

With the game going free next month, I’m willing to bet that people are more likely to give DC Universe a try.

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About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming. http://jtmgames.com/

Posted on September 20, 2011, in Gaming News and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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