Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley gave us another insight as to how well superhero MMO, DC Universe Online, is faring after its transition to F2P (free-to-play.) Since the switch earlier this month, DCUO’s playerbase has seen an increase by 6% a day, Smedley having previously confirmed a couple of weeks ago that the total number has increased by 120k, and that’s just for the PC.
Sure, everyone loves free stuff, especially video games. We’ve been hearing from our community and how, despite the colossal download, they’ve been taking to the streets of Gotham of Metropolis. However big the F2P uptake, there has been the niggling worry that players would simply have a quick mess around before signing out and wiping the game from their hard drive; either that, or they would keep playing for free without touching the premium content. Luckily for SOE, this has not been case; in fact the firm is taking 700% more in revenue than before the change to F2P.
Source: John Smedley on Twitter