SOE has revealed that since the DC Universe Online went free to play, they have attracted one million new players to the superhero MMORPG.
Sony that the game would go free to play back in September with multiple tiers of payments available to players as well as a free to play option which gives most of the content and features.
The move so far appears to have paid off based on this influx of new users.
“DC Universe Online’s transition to free-to-play has been welcomed by the community and gamers with heroic enthusiasm. In just one week alone, 1 million new players have joined DCUO with a 50/50 split between PC and PS3,” said Lorin Jameson, Executive Director of Development, SOE Austin. “DCUO now joins the ranks of SOE’s other successful free-to-play titles, including Free Realms and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures.”
Jameson added, “Our business model philosophy of Free to Play Your Way makes DCUO accessible to every type of player so they can choose to play the game in a way that suits them best. We have a lot of exciting things coming up for players to enjoy in the game and are thrilled at the initial enthusiasm for the game’s free-to-play transition.”
Good news for SOE who must have been a little concerned at the player numbers since the game launched at the start of the year. We’ll have to wait and see whether the new subscription methods keep players hooked.