DC UNIVERSE ONLINE Switches to Free-to-Play Model in October

DCUO Switches to Free to Play in Oct.

Starting in late October, massively multiplayer online game DC Universe Online will be free to play, with both the game available to download for free and an option to play without any monthly subscription cost.

The introduction of the free-to-play business model adds three levels of access to the game: free, premium and legendary. Free players can access all current gameplay, create two characters and join a league. "Premium" players are any who have spent at least $5 on the game before, and can utilize "additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits." "Legendary" access costs $14.99 a month, and includes all downloadable content packs. Further details on each tier are here.

DC Universe Online debuted in January of this year, with a retail price of $59.99 for the PlayStation 3 version and $49.99 for the PC version, along with a $14.99 a month subscription free. DC Comics is currently releasing a twice-monthly tie-in series, DC Universe Online Legends, written by comics veteran Marv Wolfman.

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