It seems like we don’t go a week these days without announcing another subscription based MMORPG switching gears and going the way of Free-to-Play. This week we have the announcement from SOE that DC Universe Online is going free-to-play in early October.
DCUO will soon be available as a free download on the PSN and will require no monthly fee giving players the choice between 3 plans.
- Free Access – Just like it sounds. Download and play the game for free. You also get all ongoing game updates (except DLC packs).
- Premium Access – This next level of access opens up to you if you spend at least $5 in the in-game store. Premium Access grants you additional benefits that improve your experience in the game, such as more inventory slots, more character slots, bank slots and more free Vault tickets. So all you have to do is pick up some cool items in the store or buy a DLC pack and you unlock Premium Access. The best part? Once you unlock Premium Access you keep it for the life of your account.
- Legendary Access – With Legendary Access you can unlock the maximum level of features and benefits. To unlock Legendary Access you can pay for a $14.99 per month game pass, or save big with a discounted multi-month pass. Lifetime members are automatically granted Legendary access. Legendary Access also includes all DLC packs at no extra charge.
Players who are currently paying a monthly fee will be transitioned into the Legendary plans for their remaining game time and they to Free Access once that has expired.