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City of Heroes to Enter the Free-To-Play Market

News; Jun. 24, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec
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City of Heroes Freedom will offer a free-to-play model for the popular MMO series

Following the trend of many large MMOGs (APB, Champions, Star Trek Online), the popular City of Heroes will be made free-to-play later this year with City of Heroes Freedom.

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Freedom is a modification of the existing City of Heroes title, but this time, it will follow a structure shared by many free-to-play MMOs by limiting the areas and content for free users and allowing the full selection of content and areas for premium users. However, free players will be able to choose the areas and features available to them. Premium users will also have access to exclusive content, including costumes and power sets.

With the large number of MMOs taking the free-to-play route, it will be interesting to see if City of Heroes finds similar success. CoH has had success even through a paid model with its many expansions. It will be interesting to see if it can follow the same amount of success in the free-to-play realm.

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