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Sony To Offer Free Monthly Updates Instead of Paid DLC for DCUO

President of Sony Online Entertainment John Smedley said that if you decide to play DC Universe Online, you won't have to worry about any additional costs besides your regular monthly fee.

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Myst2075d ago

I see Sony is making all the right moves as of late for this game. May have to pick this up as I did enjoy the beta..

Commander_TK2075d ago

I hope u meant "Sony" as in "Sony Online Entertainment", and not "Sony" as in "Sony Computer Entertainment".

MintBerryCrunch2075d ago (Edited 2075d ago )

and your point is? SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and SCEA

Jihaad_cpt2075d ago

Well it's all owned by Sony Corporation = Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Sony BMG, Sony Financial Services, Sony Electronics, Sony Ericsson (50%)

Myst2075d ago

The other two have stated it best before I could. Big corporations despite having separate branches are still a part of the bigger one. So either way all due still gets paid to the one.

Ratchet5102075d ago

SONY is all of SONY same shit.

visualb2075d ago (Edited 2075d ago )

no...He meant Sony, as in "SONY"

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Raoh2075d ago

SOE is now a part of the playstation brand. it, vaio and errickson got merged into one department.

Graphics2075d ago

How is it free when we pay a fee? Thats what mmo subscriptions are for..

Pillage052075d ago

@graphics
Games like WOW have paid expansions as well as the monthly fee like the recently released cataclysm. The fee generally goes to server maintenance...general updates to engine/gameplay updates/balancing, and keeping hackers/bots out. I think they're just saying no big paid add-ons. Most likely they'll be putting in more frequent but smaller add-ons. New quests, maybe new areas.

DeadlyFire2074d ago

If you pay a monthly fee why would you want to ever buy DLC on top of that? A waste to pay for such a thing.

30sec2075d ago

It's getting harder and harder to resist this game. The beta was an absolute blast.

DirtyLary2075d ago

Do it. You wont regret it. This game is a fresh reset to the standard mmos.

jut4202075d ago

Couldn't have said it better myself. I've never played an MMO before, but the constant praising of this game is making me want to at least try it out

joydestroy2075d ago

i'm with you dude. each time i see an article about it on n4g, guys are saying it's a lot of fun.

Clarence2075d ago

Pick it up. You want be sorry. Plus the first 30 days are free.

Kewl_Kat2075d ago

You're not helping my wallet!

PostApocalyptic2075d ago

Just remember this, joining a pvp server just expands the action aspect of the game. But be warned, you will get ganked since the pvp is more open and the game forces you to do missions in the same areas as opposing pvp players.

It takes longer to complete missions -- you will die a lot -- so don't get frustrated. But still, it's fun and forces you to learn how to fight. :)

I joined a pvp server for this reason. I should have done the same for WoW four years ago.

For a more casual experience, join a PvE server.

Clarence2075d ago

Thats great information for people to know. PvP makes you feel like your actually in a world were anything came happen. Definitely do PvP if you want a more action pack game experience.

Delive2075d ago

What I'm waiting to see is after the free 30 days, who is going to continue to pay? I'm playing the heck out of it now in hops to Plat it in 30 days. Then if the "FREE" content does not warrant $15 extra dollars, I'll cancel the sub till they go free to play.

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Wh15ky2075d ago

Is this game really that good? I mean is it worth £34.99 to buy then £9.99 a month to play? I would hate to see this become the norm.

PirateThom2075d ago

This is the norm for MMOs.

Killzoned2075d ago

When you buy the game, are you given any free days to play before you make your first payments to continue playing. For example 15-30 days trial? that comes along with the game

evrfighter2075d ago (Edited 2075d ago )

thom is right...This has been the norm for years now. I'm kinda surprised by the statement however. Were they considering charging a monthly and paid DLC to top it off?

That is nowhere near the norm. Sony would have failed horribly had they decided to go that route. Just considering it doesn't make them look too good.

@Sj
an expansion pack and DLC are completely different. An expansion pack can be bought retail and have quite a bit of content not to mention they are usually released every other year after vanilla game launch...go look up what DLC means and try again.

what you're thinking of is a cash shop. To have to pay for a sub and STILL have a cash shop in many pc gamers eyes is considered a rip off. Not the norm.

sjaakiejj2075d ago

@evrfighter

Actually, that is kind of the norm, or did you miss the million expansion packs that have released for World of Warcraft, (or any other big name MMO for that matter)? Those expansion packs are essentially DLC.

Wh15ky2075d ago (Edited 2075d ago )

I've never played an MMO, are they worth the money? and why are they so expensive?

Edit:
Thanks for the response Dac2u.

Dac2u2075d ago (Edited 2075d ago )

There are now 17 expansions for Everquest, also made by SOE. I expect they'll give away some free DLC, but how long until the first paid expansion?

@Wh15ky:
Depends on what you're willing to pay for, I've never had a problem paying a monthly fee for a game like UO, WoW, Shadowbane, or Everquest. In general, there's enough content to keep you playing for hours every single day for months. Whereas, many games these days give you 5-10 hours at $60 and you're done playing them. It costs a lot to keep a game running plus, most devs are pretty good about adding new content at no additional cost.

ezcex2075d ago

Are you sure you're not confusing patches with expansions. There have only been 3 expansions for WoW so far. The Burning Crusade, Wrath of The Litch King and Cataclysm. I see 3, not millions. 3 expansions since 2004.

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Killzoned2075d ago

I wanna buy this game but am unsure at the moment, Since the PS3 and PC version aren't really cross platform. I mean which version will have more players?
How many players can fit into a single server?

Kon2075d ago

Choose the PS3 version. We need to have more MMO on consoles.

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