SOE All Access membership launches today for $15/month

While Sony Online Entertainment's MMOs are free-to-play, the company offers subscriptions, entitling players to a number of benefits. Starting today, the company plans on doing away with game subscriptions, giving all paid members access to premium content across all of their games.

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While Sony Online Entertainment's MMOs are free-to-play, the company offers subscriptions, entitling players to a number of benefits. Starting today, the company plans on doing away with game subscriptions, giving all paid members access to premium content across all of their games.

The new SOE All Access plan includes memberships to all EverQuest games, including the upcoming EverQuest Next. In addition, it includes premium access to DC Universe Online, Planetside 2, and Dragon's Prophet.

The $15 monthly plan not includes the premium bonuses for each game, it will also include 500 Station Cash each month, a 10% discount on marketplace purchases, and access to "exclusive promotions." All existing members will be upgraded to the plan automatically. Current All Access members will find that their membership will drop to the lower rate come April.

SOE's All Access plan will only be available on PC. Although some of these games are available on PlayStation consoles, a FAQ explains that All Access won't be available on consoles "due to the difference in platform structure and account management, SOE All Access membership." PS3 and PS4 players of DCUO, for example, will be able to stay in the standard subscription model and receive 10% off marketplace purchases.

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    April 29, 2014 11:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, SOE All Access membership launches today for $15/month.

    While Sony Online Entertainment's MMOs are free-to-play, the company offers subscriptions, entitling players to a number of benefits. Starting today, the company plans on doing away with game subscriptions, giving all paid members access to premium content across all of their games.

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      April 29, 2014 11:19 AM

      Interesting. Might be worth a try.

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      April 29, 2014 11:41 AM

      Expect some bumps, my sources on the inside tell me this process still has some major warts.

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      April 29, 2014 12:05 PM

      The $15 monthly plan not includes the premium bonuses for each game, Does it or doesn't it, Andrew??????

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        April 29, 2014 5:31 PM

        Looks like premium IS included. The FAQ isn't really clear, but it's listed on the sign up page.

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      April 29, 2014 2:34 PM

      I really like the idea here, pay on a publisher basis, not per game.

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      April 29, 2014 2:51 PM

      No SWG, No Vanguard, SOE is dead to me.

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        April 29, 2014 6:08 PM

        We will be upgrading all existing individual game memberships to the new All Access plan, which will include the top-tier membership level in all eligible SOE games (EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Online PC, PlanetSide 2 PC, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and the upcoming EverQuest Next, Landmark and H1Z1) for one, low monthly rate of $14.99

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          April 29, 2014 7:26 PM

          SWG is already dead and Vanguard will be shut off in July.

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      April 29, 2014 5:32 PM

      I have never heard of "Dragon's Prophet".

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      April 29, 2014 5:32 PM

      I gotta say this does sound like a decent deal if you're at least casually interested in these games; especially since it includes the new ones coming out.

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      April 29, 2014 5:38 PM

      Didn't they do this before? I guess this is just a refresh for their F2P games.

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        April 29, 2014 5:50 PM

        It flattens it so there's now only the one tier. All Access for all the games or f2p. Before it was some access to some games.

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      April 29, 2014 6:38 PM

      I miss macking on chicks on Free Realms.

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