If the thought of coughing up a monthly sum prevented you from running around the DC universe with Superman and Batman, you’ll be elated to know that Sony’s superhero MMO will be going Free to Play towards the end of next month. Of course, we all know Free to Play means you’ll get a highly nerfed version of the game, but this way you can try it out before you choose to become a premium member. According to Sony, the game will offer players three tiers of membership such as:

Even Superman's better when he's free

Even Superman's better when he's free

Free: New players will now have access to the current gameplay in DC Universe Online (including Gotham City, Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts), with the ability to create two characters, join a league, and many other benefits. Free level players will be able to purchase downloadable game packs/updates, additional character slots, powers, and more through microtransactions.

Premium: Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) will qualify for the Premium access level. Premium level players will have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. Downloadable adventure packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game.

Legendary: Maximum features and benefits are included at this level. Loaded with enhanced additional features, Legendary access will be available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee and includes all DLC packs at no cost, more than 15 character slots, more than 80 inventory slots, the ability to form unrestricted-sized leagues, and many other benefits.

DC Universe Online is now available for both PS3 and PC and will be going free across both platforms. Thanks to Gameinformer for the heads up.

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