Middle-earth MMO introducing new pricing model, online store and VIP memberships. Story also extended.
Turbine’s Lord Of The Rings Online will launch its free-to-play service on September 10. A new pricing model will allow players to play for free up to level 50 as well as purchase expansions, quest packs, items and account services via a Lord Of The Rings Online store. Players can also choose to pay a single fee and become a VIP member with unlimited access to all of the game’s content.
“Our Lord Of The Rings Online Beta program has been a huge success and we want to thank all of our players who worked with us to get the game ready for launch,” says Turbine executive producer Kate Paiz. “Our unique pricing model has revolutionized the industry and starting in September, players will be able to choose how they pay for and play one of the world’s best online games and we can’t wait to welcome millions of new players to Middle-earth.”
The game’s story will also be extended in the autumn to cover the Enedwaith region of Middle-earth. Warner Bros. acquired Turbine, the developer behind the Lord of the Rings MMO, earlier in the year.