DC Universe Free to Play Come October
Sony Online Entertainment have excitingly announced that the massively-multiplayer online game DC Universe (and based in said universe) will become free to play as of October.
Launched earlier in 2011, and relatively well received by critics (67 % and 72 % on metacritic on PS3 and PC respectively) and players alike (42 million hours played to date), DC Universe is a fast action combat oriented MMO where your avatar can end up fighting The Joker besides Batman, or alongside Superman. It joins the likes of Free Realms and Clone Wars Adventures in the free to play space of which SOE are pioneers with regards to the MMO genre.
There will be three tiers of access for all levels of gamer come next month according to DC Universe online:
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
Enjoy this in late October!