Seems DC Universe Online has realized free to play is the only way to keep people playing your game. Sure, there were those crazy, devoted fans who were shelling out the monthly payments to play super hero pretend time, like myself, but you want your game’s population to be massive. Which, it wasn’t once everyone’s free trial expired.
Starting in October DCUO will become not only free to play to free to download. Sweet! I mean, ugh, whatever, I already own the game. Anyway, great news for anyone on the fence about trying it out. Guess what? It’s awesome, and I’m sure it’s incredible once it’s free.
DCUO will be available in three different pricing tiers: Free, Premium and Legendary.
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.
If you’ve already been paying for your DCUO fix, again, like myself, you will be rolled into the Legendary plan. What isn’t made clear, but I’m assuming here , is you’ll be in the Legendary tier until your current subscription runs out.
So whose jumping on the DCUO bandwagon come October? Any takers? Seriously, I need more players in my league. That’s super hero talk for guild.
Source: Comics Alliance