Killzone 3 goes free-to-play
The mutiplayer modes of Guerrilla‘s stellar FPS, Killzone 3, have gone free-to-play. Well, up to a certain level cap at least.
From next week, you can download the online portion of the Sony exclusive on the PSN, with all of the maps and DLC unlocked. Once you reach the rank of Sergeant I, it’ll cost you $15 to keep on playing. No price outside of the US has been announced as of yet. For those trophy hunters out there, you won’t be able to achieve them in the trail version.
The developer also explained some little extras you receive when you upgrade to the premium version:
“Doing so will net you a 24-hour double XP bonus, 3 free unlock points, the ability to set up clans and custom games, and access to the Botzone mode to help hone your combat skills.”
What about the people who already own Killzone 3? Well there’s some love thrown your way too. From Friday March 2nd – Monday March 5th, you’ll be able to earn double XP in all matches. This is not available in the free-to-play version.
As for the overall idea of games being split up into chunks, I personally think it’s a very exciting step. Fight Night tried to lead the way a few months back, by offering the main single player story for $5, with the ability to purchase other modes if you want them. Having these ‘customisable’ games could well be the future of gaming – especially as we move toward digital distribution.