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Submitted by jordypordy 1472d ago | news

Free Realms hitting PS3 in Feb/March

M2G Writes:

SOE president John Smeldey has been speaking regarding the companies upcoming MMO’s, and he has revealed that Free Realms will be the next title from the developer to arrive on PS3. (Free Realms, PS3, The Agency)

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TheBand1t  +   1472d ago
So...what? Is it like, gonna be integrated into the XMB ala Home? Or PSN download for free?
sinncross  +   1472d ago
PSN download

I doubt Sony will allow this to be integrated into the XMB like Home because it could possible be detrimental to user numbers of Home.

On a side note, Free Realms is not exactly a top tier graphical title: I wonder if Sony will try and get SOE to release a PSP2 version.
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Blacktric  +   1472d ago
I thought it was also coming for the PSP before it got cancelled. So, I think there's hope for a PSP2/PSP Phone version. Anyway, can't wait to see how playing an F2P MMO going to be like on the PS3.
The Meerkat  +   1472d ago
Free?

Free always sounds good.
Raendom  +   1472d ago
Good good. Will definitely keep this on XMB. I like just wandering around doing mini-games and it's (a lot) better than PlayStation home imo.
Kennyax   1472d ago | Spam
Equinoxe_7  +   1472d ago
Home is a cash cow, you think its free, but many buy digital stuff, me too, im a fool, and i know it.
Mmmkay  +   1472d ago
you might think xmb is free, but people buy avatars and themes as well... :) just got the uncharted 3 dynamic one.. sweet!
lucifon  +   1472d ago
Home is an utterly pointless HD Habbo Hotel chat room. Can't believe anyone even wants to waste the gigs on their HDD with that crap, let alone 'play' it.
Jezuz  +   1472d ago
well yeah you're kinda right. but it's fun playing chess with people on home lol
Kennyax   1472d ago | Spam
MysticStrummer  +   1472d ago
Home made it's development costs back about a month after the beta went public, so apparently you aren't the ultimate authority on what's fun... sorry to break it to you. No one "plays" it, because it isn't a game and was never intended to be. It's a chat world, and a pretty good one, especially as a free download.
alphakennybody  +   1472d ago
@ luci
well there are millions that uses it on a daily basis, which means they're doing something right.
WoshJills  +   1472d ago
Home has 236 games. Try to learn what you're talking about before you talk crap on it.

http://blog.us.playstation....
lucifon  +   1472d ago
Millions of little kids with nothing better to do, hence Habbo Hotels success. Doesn't make it a good thing though now does it. Stop letting the brand behind it affect your opinion.

@WoshJills - I knew that, it's still a glorified chat room with minigames.
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Tommykrem  +   1472d ago
Is this totally free? Or is it just no monthly fee?
White-Sharingan  +   1472d ago
I'm pretty sure you have to pay for the game but it is free to play
Kennyax   1472d ago | Spam
Tommykrem  +   1472d ago
So the realms are free, but the game isn't. Makes sense.

@Kennyax
Okay, so the realms are free and so is the game. That also makes sense.
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Frenza  +   1472d ago
Free realms has been available on pc for quite some time now, and that has also been free. You can buy stuff, just like in home but you dont have to.

Free realms homepage: http://www.freerealms.com/
the_1080p_guy  +   1472d ago
U know what doesnt make any sense, PRINNIES ! and wheres your scarf?
Tommykrem  +   1472d ago
If I was wearing a scarf I'd be out on a mission, dood.
I'm waiting in line...

Anyway, to conclude:
Access/download = free
Realms, and gameplay and stuff = fre
Microtransactions = not free
Eastern European countries = cheap

Did I miss out on anything?
maverick40  +   1472d ago
whats the battle system like in this?
DEADEND  +   1472d ago
This great news now only if we can get a firm release date for The Agency this year.
supremacy  +   1472d ago
Soe is another key asset to sony, and its resume speaks valume.

Everquest 3 I hear is in development, than you got the agency and god knows how many high quality pc games that are sitting there to get the approval to a ps3 port.

Dc universe online is doing good, again soe is just another asset of sony's; in essence it sure doesnt hurt being a ps3 owner.
Off topic, I wonder whatever happened to that exclusive deal sony and ncsoft had a few years back.
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TheCopyNinja  +   1472d ago
Oh man. Everquest on the ps3. I'd buy that shit. Even if there is a monthly fee, which there most likely will be.
Redempteur  +   1472d ago
Well i won't be surprised if everquest 3 will be a PS3/PC in the coming years .. i guess it will depends on the succès of thge others MMOs on PS3 ( agency , free realms , dcuo, ff14 ) but given the start of dcuo in europe there is little to worry
nefertis  +   1472d ago
lol damn SOE is coming out full force, so now the gamers that complain about dc universe online subscription fee get a f2p mmo so now everybody can be happy. Im going back too play dc universe online. peace out
jalen247  +   1472d ago
Sony is not playing...releasing 3 MMO on the PS3 in the same year...got to love it...
lucifon  +   1471d ago
Actually quite a fan of Free Realms and have been waiting for this to hit my PS3 for a long long time. Good little MMO for blasting away a few hours socialising. I never spent that much time with it on PC but I could see myself having a good amount of fun with the PS3 version. I hope the servers arn't seperate.

Glad to see SCEE are acting as usual - late. I wish SCEA managed Europe too.

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