DC Universe Online going free-to-play

Sony Online Entertainment has told IGN that is to restructure its PC and PlayStation 3 MMOG DC Universe Online to make the game free to play. The new, three-tier structure gives those that play for free just two character slots, though more can be unlocked through microtransactions. Those who have spent a minimum of $5 in the game in the past – either through microtransactions or subscription fees – will be Premium players, with access to more character slots and a higher cash limit. The third tier, Legendary, comes at a monthly cost of $14.99, and among other benefits will give players all future DLC packs for free. Executive producer Lorin Jameson said: “We are really seeing the benefits of free-to-play, and we’re really liking it. Needless to say we’re paying close attention to it and maybe looking to make some surprise moves a little later.”