DC Universe Online to go free-to-play on November 1

Today, during the DC Universe Online developer "live-cast," Sony Online Entertainment revealed that its super-powered MMO will go free-to-play on November 1.

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Today, during the DC Universe Online developer "live-cast," Sony Online Entertainment revealed that its super-powered MMO will go free-to-play on November 1.

SOE revealed in September that DC Universe Online would shift to a free-to-play model at some point this year. Since then, multiple updates have added content to the game. Users with "Legendary" memberships--priced at the game's normal $14.99 rate--will gain free access to updates.

Most recently, DCUO has added new features and abilities, such as powers based on the Green Lantern Corps. Additional Superman 'Fortress of Solitude' was released earlier this month.

DCUO is available in three flavors now: Legendary, Premium ($5 a month with some limitations), and Free (with more limitations.) Limitations include character slots, maximum in-game currency, number of inventory slots, and more. A complete breakdown of membership differences can be found the game's official site.

The webcast is available to watch online now, if you'd prefer to see the announcement for yourself. Sorry for totally ruining the surprise ending, though.

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    October 27, 2011 5:22 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, DC Universe Online to go free-to-play on November 1.

    Today, during the DC Universe Online developer "live-cast," Sony Online Entertainment revealed that its super-powered MMO will go free-to-play on November 1.

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      October 27, 2011 5:36 PM

      I liked DCUO, but the UI and chat interfaces were really awkward on the PC, no doubt due to it being a console port.

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        October 28, 2011 8:30 AM

        I really liked it as well. and I liked it soooo much more once I started using a controller to play.

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      October 28, 2011 7:24 AM

      Waiting on Champions for the consoles. Then I'll give these MMO's a try. I don't like grinding. So even then somebody would have to buy it for me and then they would have to spring for like a 9 month membership (unless it was free), then I would have to have the time, since I play like a million different games at a time.

      Lot of if's.

      In other words, who the fuck has the time to grind on these games?

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        October 28, 2011 7:53 AM

        DCUO is kind of a button mashing beat em up in a world with a ton of other players you can team up with. I played the PS3 version for a few months, and it's way different gameplay wise than other MMOs.

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        October 28, 2011 8:18 AM

        Champions online for consoles? I'm pretty sure they canceled that quite some time back.

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      October 28, 2011 7:27 AM

      I think(who'da thunk it) that I'm completely burned out on super heroes

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      October 28, 2011 8:30 AM

      Psyched to give DCUO a spin. Anyone have any advice on classes (Meta, Magic, or Tech)?

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      October 28, 2011 9:41 AM

      wow..is this the quickest an MMO has gone 'free to play'? The game was in development for years and it's only been out for less than a year right?

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        October 28, 2011 10:17 AM

        Released in January. They went from 26 to four servers a month or two ago.

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      October 28, 2011 10:22 AM

      I wish SW: ToR had a combat system just like DC:UO. It's great.

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      October 28, 2011 11:24 AM

      If I ever buy a PS3 I'll remember to try this again.