After what seemed like five straight years of teasing and hype, DC UNIVERSE ONLINE finally launched this past January with a retail price that clocked somewhere between $40 and $50 (depending on which version you picked) and a monthly subscription of around $15. Now, just as the “off-line” DCU’s been evolving with all this New 52 business, so too will the online DCU change as the MMORPG’s official site has just introduced a new “game plan” offering three new ways for the people to shortly be able to play.
Most significantly, the uninitiated will be able to download the game for free and play it without any subscription fees from here on out. It’s real hard to argue with the price of "free." Players choosing the five-buck-a-month “Premium” option will have access to a higher number of character, inventory, auction and bank slots, as well as in-game currency. If you want to continue with the $14.99 monthly subscription fee, you’ll here on out be regarded as a "Legendary" player with significantly higher numbers of the aforementioned slots in your possession, as well as an unlimited amount of currency and text options. You can see how the precise breakdown shakes out here.
Sadly, I don’t have much time to game these days, but this deal makes it a lot harder for me to resist. Have any of you maniacs been playing DCU ONLINE? Are you enticed to, now, if you haven’t already?