Planetside 1 switching to free-to-play
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, May 21, 2013 9:35AM PDT
Planetside is taking a note from its sequel, Planetside 2. The MMO is going free-to-play sometime in the future according to Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley, though he didn't give an exact time frame for when it would make the switch.
"We did a mass grant of anyone who has ever played PS1 or PS2 with free time in PS1." Smedley wrote in a series of tweets (via Polygon). "We weren't ready to announce it yet because the database grant is still ongoing and won't be done till tmw morning. So please if you didn't get flagged chill. We are trying to do something cool for everyone and we were going to tell people when it's done. But people saw it and others broadcast the info. Please don't complain :) we aren't raising your taxes we are making a game free. This also gives us more time to make it f2p. So enjoy starting tmw late morning."