DC Universe Online Free-to-Play Release Date Revealed; Blu-Ray Disc Useless

October 27, 2011

News

Sony Online Entertainment has recently announced that DC Universe Online will begin it’s “free-to-play” model on November 1st. This will apply to both the PS3 and PC versions of the game. However, there is a “slight” catch…and I utilize the term extremely loosely. For those who have the Blu-Ray copy of the game on PS3…guess what? Toss it in the trash or display on a shelf to collect dust because you will NOT be able to run the game off of the disc anymore. Instead, you will have to access the PlayStation Store on November 1st and re-download the 20GB client.

Now, while it is certainly excellent news that the game is entirely free starting next week, those who purchased it on Blu-Ray get the ultimate slap to the face by only being upgraded to Premium Status (read the different pricing methods here) for life. Keep in mind, while this is still a cool aspect, this is also being offered for newcomers that purchase any of the DLC that costs five or more dollars.

Excited for DC Universe next week? As for those who purchased the game, what are you thoughts on how SOE is handling the “free-to-play” aspect? Sound off in the comments below!

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3 Comments on “DC Universe Online Free-to-Play Release Date Revealed; Blu-Ray Disc Useless”

  1. Jeff Jam Says:

    It hasn’t dropped on the PS Store yet… what time will they update it anyone know?

    Reply

  2. abraham Says:

    The Hell with Dc universe i sold 10 of my games so i can buy this piece of #%#@ game spend 60 + tax so i could end up with one copy of game and then being free im so mad at them so @#! them !@#! to hell I wish i still had my other games i sold i would be having fun gaming now but im stuck with a lame game Biggest mistake of my LIFE!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

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