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SOE Details DC Online Universe: Free to Play Your Way on PS3


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151w ago - Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) Executive Director of Development Lorin Jameson has shared details today on DC Online Universe, which he states is now free to play your way on PS3!

To quote: Remember back in September when we announced that DC Universe Online was going to be Free-To-Play? Well, it's here!

Starting today you can download DCUO from the PlayStation Store for free, and play all you want with no monthly fee required. Experience the game play features that have gotten players excited about DCUO since it launched, including the intense, fast-action brawler style combat system that makes it feel more like an action game than a massive online game.

Now, you can see for yourself how DCUO offers the best of both worlds. Fight, fly, speed, battle with friends, pummel your enemies, explore the amazing locales of the DC Universe, hobnob with Wonder Woman... all for free!

We're really excited about this transition because you all have been asking us to make this change, and now we've done it - we're making DCUO accessible to so many more players.

We heard all of you out there who told us at conventions, on Facebook and elsewhere that you'd love to jump in to the game, if only it didn't have that pesky monthly fee. Well, now's your chance. With our three levels of access there's something for every type of player. Free-To-Play. Your way.

Are you a new player? Then just jump in and play for free. If you buy a few of the awesome items in our marketplace or a DLC pack (totaling at least $5), then you'll get permanently bumped up to Premium Access, which gives you extra features such as more character and inventory slots.

You can continue to play at Premium Access for as long as you want with the option to purchase extra features, or jump in to a Legendary membership for a monthly fee and get access to maximum game features and all DLC packs. Don't want to pay that membership fee for a while? No problem, you'll automatically become Premium Access if you drop your Legendary membership.

And for you current players, you may have already noticed that you've already been migrated to a Legendary membership. Former players, come on back! You'll be granted automatic Premium Access as soon as you log in. We have all the details on our website if you want to know more.

We look forward to seeing all of the new faces, and old friends, zipping around Metropolis and Gotham City.







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#2 - elser1 - 151w ago
i really was put off by the monthly fee.. that's an idea imo.

now you can play for free my bigass.. its just a marketing ploy to get you to buy stuff to upgrade to premium before the servers are shut off.. LOL

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#1 - hk2 - 151w ago
Ok I downloaded it and it wanted a update of game right away, so I did now its sitting there doing something.

They really need to increase the font sizes on screen, I have a 36 inch screen tube tv, and the background pic is bright so it makes it hard to see the white letters and numbers. Took me awhile before I noticed in the right corner there was a countdown going on, can't read it nor the letters on the left.

Really guys at PSN and DC could you make the fonts bigger? geeze.

I will let you know more once its installed and I can finish setup.

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