DC Universe Online gains 120K players since F2P switch

Sony Online Entertainment recently transitioned its DC Universe Online MMO into a free-to-play game, and has been rewarded with 120,000 new players since the relaunch.

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If you love something, set it free... because then tons of new people will be willing to give your game a chance. Sony Online Entertainment recently transitioned its DC Universe Online MMO into a free-to-play game, and has been rewarded with 120,000 new players since the relaunch.

According to SOE president John Smedley, there's been a 300 percent increase in the number of concurrent players online. However, the player boom has introduced a number of server problems.

PC Gamer reports that servers are having "stability issues" even during non-peak hours. The site estimates that thousands of players are waiting to get in and play via login queues, a consequence of DCUO's "super servers" that allow all players to play on the same realm.

The issues will, hopefully, be ironed out as Smedley promises a "big TV and online campaign" later this month, promoting the F2P switch. Given the appeal of the DC Universe, a free-to-play MMO is likely to have quite the casual appeal.

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    November 3, 2011 6:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, DC Universe Online gains 120K players since F2P switch.

    Sony Online Entertainment recently transitioned its DC Universe Online MMO into a free-to-play game, and has been rewarded with 120,000 new players since the relaunch.

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      November 3, 2011 6:09 PM

      Is the game worth trying out?

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        November 3, 2011 6:17 PM

        i would say its worth the price of admission

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        November 3, 2011 6:20 PM

        For sure. The amount of content they have in-game is what they should have had at launch.

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        November 3, 2011 6:24 PM

        Worth trying, sure. Worth continuing? eh. If you're a DC comics fan you'll probably appreciate it more.

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      November 3, 2011 10:11 PM

      Good luck actually getting in game. I played for 15 minutes last night and the servers went down for maintenance or something and it is now going on twenty four hours and haven't been able to get on.