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THE BUZZ: Sony Online Entertainment has announced that DC Universe Online will be going free to play in October on both PlayStation 3 and PC.

Three versions of the game will be available to players: Free, Premium and Legendary. Free players will have access to DC Universe Online, can create two characters and join a league. Premium access will be granted to anyone who spent more than $5 on the original game, either through subscriptions or in-game items, they will be granted more character and inventory slots along with higher cash limits. Finally Legendary will offer all of the games features for $15 a month and includes all DLC packs, 15 character slots, 80 inventory slots and the ability to form leagues.

“In terms of ‘Is it a result in a drop in subs’ – absolutely not,” Lorin Jameson, SOE Executive Producer, said. “This is the right business model. If I can be honest, the game ended up costing a lot more than we thought it would, and this was our preferred business model from day one.”

EGM’s TAKE: DC Universe Online going free to play on PlayStation 3 will act as the acid test for MMO developers looking to use this strategy on consoles.

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DC Universe Online Goes Free To Play

Sony has announced that DC Universe Online will be going free to play in October on both PlayStation 3 and PC.

By Matthew Bennett | 09/19/2011 10:54 AM PT

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THE BUZZ: Sony Online Entertainment has announced that DC Universe Online will be going free to play in October on both PlayStation 3 and PC.

Three versions of the game will be available to players: Free, Premium and Legendary. Free players will have access to DC Universe Online, can create two characters and join a league. Premium access will be granted to anyone who spent more than $5 on the original game, either through subscriptions or in-game items, they will be granted more character and inventory slots along with higher cash limits. Finally Legendary will offer all of the games features for $15 a month and includes all DLC packs, 15 character slots, 80 inventory slots and the ability to form leagues.

“In terms of ‘Is it a result in a drop in subs’ – absolutely not,” Lorin Jameson, SOE Executive Producer, said. “This is the right business model. If I can be honest, the game ended up costing a lot more than we thought it would, and this was our preferred business model from day one.”

EGM’s TAKE: DC Universe Online going free to play on PlayStation 3 will act as the acid test for MMO developers looking to use this strategy on consoles.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89