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Champions Online Starts Free to Play Model

by William Schwartz

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Champions Online, the other MMO about superheros will start a free to play model beginning January 25th, 2011.  Titled the “Free For All” update, it will offer new premium content that can be purchased inside the game.  Of course, you still have the option to pay the monthly fee if you wish.  If you take that road you get most of the game’s content unlocked plus additional unnamed perks all for the cost of $14.99.

“Transitioning Champions Online to the free-to-play model is a great opportunity to reach a whole new audience of PC gamers that view subscription fees as a barrier to entry,” said John Needham, CEO of Cryptic Studios. “By taking care of our current subscription-based community and welcoming the addition of new players through free-to-play, Champions Online is poised to build upon its success and to establish a new leadership position as the first free-to-play superhero MMO.”

Champions Online will start this Free to Play model on January 25th, 2011.

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