+ Posted by Lorin Jameson // Executive Director of Development, Sony Online Entertainment
What could possibly be better than battling with thousands of other players online in the first, and only, action MMO on the PS? How about battling FOR FREE? That’s right, DC Universe Online will soon be free to download from thePlayStation Store, and free-to-play with no monthly fees required.
So what’s the catch? There is none. The entire game will be open for you to play for free. We have gotten a lot of feedback from gamers asking for an opportunity to play without a subscription requirement. So, that got us thinking about how to offer access to the game in a way that allows gamers to play their way. We wanted something that would give players options. We know different types of gamers are playing – and want to play – DCUO, and we want each person to be able to play in a way that best fits their style. That’s why we’ve created three levels of access to the game:
I know all of this sounds great for the soon-to-be new players, but it’s just as good for all of you who still play, or used to play. Current players who are currently on a month-to-month or multi-month game pass will automatically be granted Legendary Access for the remaining time on their game pass once we officially transition to free-to-play. They can continue to play and stay at the Legendary Access level, or opt to migrate to another level.
If you used to play DCUO, this gives you a great opportunity to come back and rejoin your old crimefighting (or evil-doing) friends without spending a cent. If you previously purchased DCUO at a retail store or through a PSN download and activated your account, you will automatically be granted Premium Access when you come back.
You can go to our website for more details on the three levels of access, plus a FAQ that should cover any other questions that you may have. We can’t tell you how excited we are to be making this move, and can’t wait to have you all join us in game. Talk to us in the comments below and let us know what you think. We’re listening.
Yeah. That part is nonesense. I have the retail version and I let my subscription go due to the lack of bugs getting addressed. Great that they can provide paid DLC and not address the fundamental issues with the game. So, if I want to get trophies I have to pay $15/month. This is the only game that doesn't let you get trophies even if you paid for it!!!
While I don't think the $15/month is a good deal, it is their plan and it makes sense for them to not allow trophies without paying. Even while it wasn't free to play, you wouldn't be getting trophies without paying $15/mo on top of the game cost, so in that way, it is not any different now than it was.
According to SOE, sony has a rule that only paid games can allow you to get trophies, so when they made the game free, according to them, they are not allowed to allow you to gain trophies unless you pay. Which of course still makes little since, since I bought the retail copy, but unless you buy a subscription, no trophies.
That's awesome....I've always wanted to try it out, but there was no way I was going to pay a subscription fee not knowing if I'd like the game or not. I always thought they should have had some sort of free trial for a few days for the game anyway...To try it out.