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EverQuest free-to-play launch date revealed

SOE has announced the free-to-play launch of their long-standing MMO EverQuest will kick off on March 15th. Asreported by MCV earlier this month, the launch coincides with the 13th anniversary of the game’s original launch, and plans are to introduce a number of new payment options. "Anyone who wishes to …

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MMO stalwart EverQuest making F2P switch

Nearly 13 years after it first hit the market, Sony Online Entertainment has decided to convert EverQuest into a free-to-play title. A number of new payment options will be introduced. Standard all-you-can-eat subscriptions will remain an option, but a F2P version supported by microtransactions will also be available. Those who …

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DC Universe Online gets F2P date

Sony Online Entertainment’s PS3 and PC MMO DC Universe Online will become a free-to-play title on November 1st. The studio announced that it was going to switch its title to the F2P model last month, but has only now finalised a date. New players joining under the F2P model will …

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Fresh hack rocks PlayStation Network

Sony has this morning confirmed that its PlayStation Network, as well as the Sony Entertainment Network and Sonly Online Entertainment, has for the second time been a victim of a cyber attack. Though significantly smaller than the high-profile breach that forced the closure of the network earlier this year, the …

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Payday: The Heist delayed until later this month

Having missed its proposed release date yesterday (October 4th), Sony Online Entertainment has officially confirmed that Payday: The Heist has been delayed. The game – which has been described as Left 4 Dead but with the zombies swapped for a bank heist – is a PS3 and PC exclusive. SOEand …

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Star Wars Old Republic "will be the last large-scale subscription MMO"

EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic will, whenever it eventually arrives, be the last large scale” MMO to monetise itself via monthly subscriptions. That’s the opinion of Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. We see some very interesting trends in subscription gaming,” he told GamesIndustry. In our cancellation surveys for …

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