Wow, I can honestly say I wasn't expecting this. Trion Worlds, just announced their MMORPG RIFT will be transitioning over to a free-to-play model starting on June 12, 2013. What's more, the game will be entirely F2P; with every dungeon, zone, level, and all current as well as future expansion content fully accessible to non paying players.
The MMO will have the customary cosmetic shop which will provide the usual mounts, boosts, wardrobe items and the like. A subscription will still be available that will grant extra experience, instant access to your bank, faster mount speed, and boosts to other reputation and currency gains. Those that were, and still are current subscribers will also be rewarded with loyalty and currency rewards.
The conversion to F2P will kick off alongside update 2.3, Empyreal Assault, which will add a new zone, world event, and more. Rift was one of the few P2P MMOs I enjoyed with a decent raiding experience, so personally I'm excited to see it go F2P without restrictions.
You can check out the full breakdown by taking a look at the official RIFT F2P FAQ here. The developers also plan on hosting two livestream events to discuss the conversion with fans on May 17th and May 31st.
About the Author
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.
War Thunder Playstation 4 Port Announced, Accompanied by Ground Forces Teaser Trailer
War Thunder is headed to the Playstation 4 it seems.By Michael Dunaway - 9 years ago
You May Enjoy
Square Enix Strips Cheating World First Team Of Titles, Gear, And Achievements From FFXIV's Omega Protocol
“You didn’t directly commit cheating, but you were able to capture the benefits of cheating.”By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Go Figure, Someone’s Leaked The Final Phase Of FFXIV's The Omega Protocol Ultimate
The World’s First Race just got a lot faster.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
💣 Feature | Cozy Comfy Multiplayer: T3 Arena, Cute Characters Meet High-Intensity Mobile Hero Shooter
Yes, an FPS game can be cozy!By Aspen Pash - 4 days ago
Gameplay Of The Day Before Is Coming Sooner Than You Might Think, As In Tomorrow
We'll soon get to see if The Day Before lives up to the hype.By Troy Blackburn - 5 days ago
Redfall Answers Persistent Online and Xbox Gold Questions In New FAQ
Is always online and Xbox Gold required?By Troy Blackburn - 5 days ago
Can You Survive Dysterra's Free Steam Weekend? It Kicks Off Tomorrow
Survival shooter Dysterra is giving players a free weekend to check out the game.By Troy Blackburn - 5 days ago