PlayStation Home is about to get homier. Sony today announced that free-to-play, all-ages MMO Free Realms will soon be playable within PlayStation Home. Free Realms will be releases in North America on March 29 for the PlayStation 3.
“Free Realms continues to break new ground in the gaming industry– it will be the first free-to-play MMO to hit any console, the first family-friendly MMO to hit any console, and the second MMO, after our recent release of DC Universe™ Online, to hit the PlayStation 3 to date,” said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. “As the only online games publisher that creates accessible and diverse gameplay experiences for the full spectrum of gamers, we are committed to burgeoning innovation and growing the MMO genre by leaps and bounds, bringing in players of all ages.”
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You'll be able to create a character directly from the PlayStation Store, then jump right into the game, joining over 17 million current users,
Free Realms is free-to-play, with more than 800 quests and the ability to take each job through level four. But players who want to "break through to the next level" can become Members with access to an additional 400 quests and the ability to level all jobs up to 20. Memberships are offered in terms of one month, three months, six months and lifetime, which is valid for the life of the game.
So, what do you guys think? Is this good news or bad?