The lights are on
It appears going Free-to-Play is the best way if you have a struggling MMO game on your hands.
Since removing the monthly subscription costs earlier this month, DC Universe Online continues to see growth in its revenue and active players. Sony Online Entertainment recently announced it gained one million users in just a matter of days since going free-to-play.
The company passed along additional statistics today:
Well played Sony.
To be honest I find this impresive, though I would like to see the profit being made.
Just downloaded this and the Starhawk beta today!
Eh, they need to cool it on passing along every simple milestone that happens in such a short time span-given how quickly the game flopped as a P2P, they should take it easy on crowing about this too quickly.
Started it a few weeks ago and really did like it. But Skyrim takes precedence.
I started playing when it went F2P and I really like it. If I played for more than a few hours it would sometimes glitch pretty bad and I'd find myself floating under the game world or one of my powers would glitch and the animation would loop over and over while I was getting my butt kick because I couldn't move. Not a big deal though seeing as how you are bound to have things like that happen when you see such an influx of new players. I'm sure SOE wasn't expecting that much stress to be put on their system at one time. It's gotten a lot better now anyways and it really is an enjoyable game.
Its 14 gigabytes to install so I hope that clears things up
I'm happy to see this game doing well again.
It's important for this game in particular to do well because it's breaking the safety of the glass box of cookie cutting design that MMO gaming has become. It has tried something different.
Great, just what we need, another MMO doing succesfully with the F2P model. I'm glad that the game is doing well, but it's going to become the industry standard pretty soon, and almost all games will be F2P soon.
The thing about this method is that people don't realize that they are spending over $15 a month, since they only pay $5 here or another $3 there, but in the end they spend much more, and that's how companies profit off them. And it's essentially a pay-to-win model, whoever can afford the best items wins.
I'm playing it for a few weeks now, and like it a lot :)
I love to see this game doing well. I'm on a WoW break and started on the F2P for DCUO, but upgraded to Legendary within a week because I was having so much fun. The only drawback is that I can't pick a main because the power/weapon combos make for surprisingly diverse, somewhat complex, and very interesting choices.
P.S. Solo instances = win
This is great news congrats to SOE :)
I play it on the PS3 add me I'm "romadram" (my only online game of than DC Universe is MW2)