Sony has a roster of free-to-play MMORPGs to its name with each one offering subscription accounts that gives players premium material. In what could be a pretty out there move, April will see Sony drop premium subscriptions in all their MMORPGs and give everyone premium content with a new kind of consolidated plan.
Dubbed “SOE All Access”, the new approach touches on titles such as DC Universe Online, Planetside 2, Dragon’s Prophet, and the upcoming EverQuest Next.
It will be structured in a $15 monthly format, give players 500 in Station Cash each month, and 10% off purchases from SOE’s marketplace. There will also be promotions available only to SOE All Access members. If a member of a particular MMO has membership that will be upgraded to All Access.
While available only on PC, games that are available on PS3 and PS4—such as DCUO—will keep its subscription membership setup plus 10% discount on the marketplace.
In other Sony Online Entertainment news, four MMORPGs will be dropped later this year. Free Realms and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures will be axed at the end of March while Wizardry Online and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes—a game that is actually included in SOE All Access—will be dropped at the end of July.
Wizardy Online was just around for roughly year popping up on the scene in late January 2013. Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures hit PC September 2010. Heavily advertised on Cartoon Network and during broadcast networks’ cartoon blocks, Free Realms hit the MMO arena in late April 2009 before hitting PS3 in late March 2011. The old man of four, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes popped up in late January 2007.
SOE stated that teams working on the four games would be reassigned after the closured of titles.