DC Universe Online NO Monthly Fee?

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DC Comics Universe Online NO Monthly Fee?

DC Universe Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the DC Universe. SOE hopes to make a different kind of MMORPG, with The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction being cited as one of the main inspirations for gameplay. SOE is working to make DC Universe Online more interactive than standard MMORPGs, while trying to keep key elements of RPGs, which include a leveling system and inventories. The world is mainly shared, public space instead of heroes or villains owning territory. The public space features dynamically-generated content designed for both hero and villain player characters (uniquely created by the player, who cannot choose DCU stalwarts), which may lead to interesting Player Versus Player battles.

It is known that players choose a city of origin for their character, the currently known cities being Metropolis and Gotham City. Another location currently known to be in the game is Arkham Asylum, Gotham City’s mental institution for criminals (including a number of Batman’s more psychopathic enemies, such as the Joker, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, and Two-Face). The character is given either a Justice League or a Legion of Doom communicator – depending on their choice of playing as either a hero or a villain – and the character’s allegiance will affect how the game is played; for example, a hero character may encounter a thug robbing an armored truck while a villain character will instead rob (or, depending on character level, assist in the robbing of) said armored truck. It is also known that player characters have threat ratings which will cause both heroes and villains alike to interact accordingly with the character.

DC Universe Online or DCUO is a MMORPG being developed by Sony Online Austin. Jim Lee serves as the game’s Executive Creative Director, along with Carlos D’Anda, JJ Kirby, Oliver Nome, Eddie Nunez, Livio Ramondelli, and Michael Lopez. EverQuest developers Chris Cao and Shawn Lord are also involved. When asked whether the game would require a monthly subscription to play, or free to play, Sony’s Wes Yanagi gave OneLastContinue a very strong impression that they are leaning towards the expansion-pack business model, as opposed to the traditional subscription fee although such matters hadn’t been solidified yet over at Sony Online Entertainment.

According to various website the new mmo superhero game from SONY will have no monthly fee, after buying the game it will be free to play, a similar business model like Guild Wars. These are just rumors, btw i think wouldn’t be bad to do a trip to Metropolis or Gotham City.

The game has been scheduled for release between late 2009 and early 2010.

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