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DC Universe Online director says F2P switch 'really challenging'

DC Universe Online director says F2P switch 'really challenging'

DC Universe Online saw a burst in popularity after it switched to free-to-play, and has now grown to 11 million registered users. Creative director Jens Andersen recently commented on how difficult the transition was from a standard pay model, and why he didn't want to level-gate "annoy" players into paying up after the switch.

Read more: 'Everything was built with a different model in mind' »

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Neverwinter shows pre-alpha ogre slaying

Neverwinter shows pre-alpha ogre slaying

Neverwinter, the upcoming free-to-play MMO set after the popular PC series, was shown off at E3. But what if you didn't attend the annual expo? A month later, Cryptic Studios has finally released some footage.

The trailer emphasizes the combat of the game, showing a small band of heroes taking on an ogre. The "pre-alpha" moniker implies it's far from finished, and Cryptic hasn't outlined a release window yet. It was previously delayed into late 2012 when it switched to a full-on MMO, so until we hear otherwise we'll have to assume that's still the case.

Watch: Combat in the realm of Neverwinter »

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DC Universe Online players mostly on PS3

DC Universe Online players mostly on PS3

Does free-to-play work on consoles? Sony Online Entertainment would argue "yes." The evidence? DC Universe Online. According to SOE president John Smedley, the majority of the game's players are on the PS3, making it the rare example of a successful console MMO--and perhaps one of the only notable free-to-play efforts on console.

Read more: 70% of players play on PS3 »

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