SOE's All-Access Subscription Service Goes Into Effect April 23

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor
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SOE went back and forth a bit when their initial plan for subscriptions met with some fan resistance. The result, however, is nearly here, as the company announced it would be switching to its All-Access program for all its games later this month, on April 23.

As detailed on the SOE forums, players will be able to pay $14.99/month, with discounts for multi-month plans, and receive premium access to all of SOE's current titles -- EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Online PC, PlanetSide 2 PC, and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes -- as well as Landmark, EverQuest Next, and, presumably, H1Z1 (which was still under wraps until hours after this post went live) when those games are made available. SOE is still "finalizing membership benefits to Dragon’s Prophet."

Members will receive 500 Station Cash per month, a 10% discount on store items, and various other, unnamed, exclusive goodies.

There are a lot of questions regarding various special subscription situations, like whether lifetime subs to DCUO will also have lifetime All-Access membership (they will, as long as DCUO is operating on PC), so if you have a specific question, pore through the thread or contact customer support.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (14)

Trumbles 8 years ago
I don't mind having an optional subscription along with the cash shop, It allows people who don't want to pay monthly to still get what they want, and it gives subscribers lots of extra deals and complimentary premium currency to spend on said sales.

k1ngdom 8 years ago
You do all realize nothing has changed other then All Access going down in price.... Not to mention all their games are free and if you add in the 500 cash its 10 dollars a month for extra benefits in all those games. 19.99 a month was great 14.99 is even better.

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Golgo28 8 years ago
That's one of the best sub models for f2p games.It makes turbine's look kinda lacking.And completely shits on Trion's.

Blackmagic 8 years ago
"Only SOE is all I can say."

Only Buggy....that is all I can say.

Blackmagic 8 years ago
"I was wondering if anyone remembers me saying that games would end up like Netflix in a way?"

No, I don't remember you ever saying that...in fact I don't even remember who you are.

TeeSeal 8 years ago
Why are you people freaking out? $15 a month isn't that much if you ask me. At the very least, all the stuff they're offering is worth much more than they're asking for.

Buggy 8 years ago
Only SOE is all I can say.

tolshortte 8 years ago
I was wondering if anyone remembers me saying that games would end up like Netflix in a way? that you would be able to pay a monthly fee to access a site and get the use of all the games on said site. I noted companies like Valve and EA already having the ability to do it.

granted this isn't quite to that point yet, but an all access sub sure seems to be a step in that direction. if I recall it was mocked a bit. I stated we would see the start of such a thing in Q3 of this year. that prediction seems a lot more likely now than it did then.

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Booze 8 years ago
why list vanguard? that game is still going to be shut down

Dragonbearcat 8 years ago
Monthly Subscription AND a f2p type of Cash Shop, lul i always knew the future will end up like that.

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