Developer Turbine will be cranking out the free-to-play model for the Dungeons & Dragons MMO in the US, but publisher Codemasters says 'no way' for Europe.
At least "for the time being" we online Euro D&Ders will keep paying our monthly tributes, only the US is adopting the new model. It's a beta scheme that could roll out across the pond.
"To clarify, for the time being, DDO Europe will not be assuming this new business model and the European DDO game service will remain a monthly subscription-based game with all new content created available to all subscribers, as has been the model up until now," said Codemasters in a statement.
"As the beta progresses we will release more information regarding the future plans for EU players," they added. Try to fight back those tears, videogamer.
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited will be going live this summer in North America, which contains the 'upgrade' to the subscription-less experience. Feel were getting screwed here in Europe, or do you prefer the traditional Western MMO model?
Dungeons & Dragons is free-to-play, but not for European users
10 June 2009 | By Simon Priest