Free Realms finally makes it to the PS3
Ever since Free Realms was released on the PC in April 2009, gamers wondered when Sony Online Entertainment’s free MMO would come to the PS3 as they announced way back when. After a series of delays, we finally have a definitive answer of when console gamers can explore Sacred Grove; March 29, 2011.
Free Realms has had great success on computers, gaining more than two million members in its first month. There are currently 17 million members at the moment and with its PS3 release on the horizon, those numbers are sure to climb.
Lately, the PS3 has been highly successful with the MMO genre. DU Universe Online, also by SOE, has a solid following so Free Realms should find a welcoming home on the PSN. Best of all, it’s free…to a certain point.
The game features 15 jobs, ranging from a ninja to a soccer star, and more than 800 quests to take on. Free members can gain experience to take each job up four levels. Should you decide to becoming a paying member, the level cap increases to 20 and opens 400 more quests to explore.
Memberships can be purchased in increments of one, three, six, or 12 months. Their prices are $4.99, $12.99, $24.50, and $39.50, respectively. There’s also a lifetime membership for $34.99 that grants you full access to the game as long as its servers are up. While these are the PC prices, we don’t expect much to change for the PS3.
Will you be downloading Free Realms when it releases later this month? If not, why? With its price tag of free, you have nothing to lose.