We bemoaned the lack of PS3 Free Realms during our top 100 of 2011 list. We couldn’t quite fathom out why it had yet to materialize despite being on the PC for what seems like an eternity (with a very healthy 10 million registered accounts). It seems our wait may be over, as SOE president John Smeldey has spilt some very tasty beans:
“This is in submission at SCEA [Sony Computer Entertainment America] right now. Once it’s done with that, once it’s through, we’ll be launching it in SCEE [Sony Computer Entertainment Europe].
If I was a betting man, I’m betting sometime early February it gets launched on the PS3 in SCEA. And probably, and this is a guess, sometime in March for SCEE. And that will use a free-to-play business model on PS3.”
Good news indeed!