Gamasutra Interview: City Of Heroes Goes Free-To-Play

After over seven years as a traditional superhero-themed subscription MMORPG, City of Heroes will transition to a free-to-play model later this year, publisher Paragon Studios announced today.

City of Heroes Freedom, as the initiative is being called, is much more than just an extension of the current 14-day free trial offered to new subscribers, the company says.

In fact, the team at Paragon has been working for about a year to figure out the best way to make the transition in a way that "improves the overall customer experience," executive producer Brian Clayton told Gamasutra. "Frankly, if the customer experience isn't substantially better than it is today, I don't think there's much of a reason to make the change."

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ARC35822585d ago

Awesome! I used to love this game, easily my favorite MMO ever. I gave it up when I got sick of the monthly charges, and vowed to never again pay monthly for a game I already bought. My only hope is that my characters are still there after the nearly 3 years I've been gone.

Prototype2584d ago

If they made Final Fantasy 11 Free to play I'd go back, after a 3 year absence I miss the game :(

They probably did this to compete with DC online, which wouldn't surprise me but since its PC only I'm not really all that interested. After playing FF11 I got spoiled on cross platform MMO's